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VOL. VII 



S. Nl. WAXSON, PUBLISHKR, 

PORTLAND, IVlAINK. 

1893. 



CONTENTS OP" VOL. VII 



Governor Hamlin, . . 


Porter, 


I 


Biddeford Church Records, 


Meserve, 


8,82, 130, 181 


Book of Eastern Claims, 


Moore, 


15, -j-^, i46, 186 


Woodward Family, 


Woodward, 


23 


History of Windham, . . . 


Bodge, 


32, 108, 156, 210 


Portland Rifle Company, 


Pratt, 


42 


Valuation of Raynham, Mass., 


King, 


44 


Scarborough Records, 


Watson, 


46 


Indians in Wells, 1702, 


^^ogg, . 


52 


Governor Smith, .... 


Smith, 


59 


Norridgewock Marriages, 


Green, 


. 63 


Resolutions in Biddeford 1774, 


Goodale, 


64 


St. John, N. B. Tombstones, 


N. B. His. Soc, 


66, 225 


Weare Family, .... 


Banks, 


90 


Historical Excepta, .... 


Baxter, 


100 


Governor Parris, .... 


Willis, 


117 


Kittery Records, .... 


Fogg, 


122, 207 


John Alden, a Sketch, 


Hay den, 


132 


Barrows Family, .... 


Robison, 


134, 198 


Early Settlers in Pittston, . 


Flitner, 


165 


Topsham Marriages, .... 


Merrill, 


169 


Parsonsficld Tombstone Inscriptions, 


Watson, 


• 174 


Governor Kent, ..... 


Williams, . 


177 


Colo. Tho. Cutts' Regiment, 1778, 


Goodale, 


. 219 


Scarboro Tombstones, .... 


Watson, 


223 


Pownalborough Records, 


Lowell, 


. 229 


Obituaries, ..... 


Alden, 


232 


Notes and Quries, .... 




54,116,176,235 



679866 



INDEX OF NAMES IN VOL. VII 



Abbott, 33, 221 

Ackley, 172 

Adams, 6, 58, 66, 70, 98-9, 

103, 123, 127, 129, 132, 

138, 155, 182-3, 214, 

230, 236 
Agry, 1G6-7 

Akerley, 66 

Aide 1 1, 132-3, 150, 232 

Alexander, 170-3 

Alger, 75 

Allen, 16-7, 123, 127, 169, 

189, 208 
Alliver, 197 

Aiueredeth, 128 

Ames, 172 

Aminee, 129 

Amory, 176 

Anderson, 33^1,06,110, 

113-5, 162, 210-11, 213 
Andrews, 20, 44, 129, 168, 

236 
Andross, 212 

Anslev, 66 

Anthoin, 212 

Antlxmy, 66 

Anthrop, 166 

Appleton, 2-5 

Ai)plin, 143 

Armstrong, 06 

Arnold, 57, 110 

Ashlmrton, 179 

A-hley, 81, 152, 191 

Atkins. 154 189, 193 

At well, 176 

ADwood, 203 

Au tin, 66, 99, 172, 236 
Ayer, 9,11,236 

Ayerigg, 66 

Ayers, 27, 123 

Babb, 54, 171, 235 

Bachelder, It 8 

Bacon, 105 

Bailey, 31,66-7,74-5, 

162, l(,6-7, 205, 210 
Build, 67 

Baker, 44, 78, 146, 170-2, 

188, 195, 229 
Banks, 9, 12, 82, 99 

Barltour, 56 

Barclay, 67 

Barker, 67, 166, 212-3 

Barlow, 07, 142, 201 

Barnahy, 137 

Barrett, 74 

Barrows, 27, 134-45 

Barstow, 202 

Barter, 125 

Banholomew, 18 

Bartlett, 146, 190, 208 

Barton, 211 



Bates, 


205 


Bass, 


133 


Baxter, 


100, 226 


Beal, i 


), 26, 85, 171-2 


Beals, 


30, 40 


Bean, 


38, 67, 173 


Beck, 


67 


Be.ltord, 


148 


Beckmaii, 


188 


Heman, 


107 


Beiiemore, 


195 


Kenington, 


78 


Bennett, 


198, 200 


Benning, 


56 



Benson, 126, 144, 203, 222 
Berrv, 13, 55-0, 83, 116, 

166, 223. 
Betts, 67 

Bickford, 85, 87, 130, 165, 

183 4 
Bickton, 80 

I'.illing, 129 

Billop, 67 

Bixl.y, 03 

Black, 07 

Blair, 07, 170, 228 

Blaisdell, 170, 219, 23«) 
Blake, 5. 27 

Blanchard, 133, 106-7 

Blasland, 30 

Bliss, 07, 107, 176 

Biitiien, 170-1 

Blodgett, 107-8 

Blossom. 204 

Boaden, 98 

Bodge, 32-40,108, 112, 114, 

150, 102, 210-13 
Bodin, 140 

Boi e, 107 

Bolton, 33, 37, 110, 102, 

213-4, 235 
Bonney, 7 

Bvjiisall, 07 

Bonum^Burnham,) 144-5, 

198-9 
Booth, 67 

Booibby, 220 

Boston, 167 

Bosworth, 20 

Bourk, 169, 172 

Bourn, 25 

Boutell, 5 

Bowdoiu, 160 

Bo wen, 114-5 

Bowhav, 08 

Bowies', 236 

Bowman, 100 

Boyd, 67, 230 

Boves, 186 

Brackett, 20 

Bradbury, 8-14, 82-7, 131, 

183 



Bradford, 132. 139, 144, 

173, 184, 236 

Bradisb, 167 

Bradlcv, 165 

Bradstreet, 11, 13, 100 

Branch, 140, 199 

Brattle, 186 

Brawn, 34, 39, 129 

Bray, 18-9 

Brettum, 44 

Brewster, 195 

Brice, 68 

Bridge, 166,230 

Bri ,ger, 106-7 

Brit rlmrst, 109 

Brings, 140-2, 199, 201-2, 

200 

Brooks, 30,43, 68, 127, 164 

Broughton, 155 

Brown, 10-12. 15-0,22,33, 

35-0, 39, 08, 77-8, 32, 97, 

147-9, 167, 109 70, 191, 

201, 210-12, 217-8, 225 

Bryant, 9, 12, 14, 37, 82, 

171 

Bryer, 120 

Brvers, 75, 146 

Buchanan, 3, 06 

Bucklin, 198, 200 

Buckminster, 233 

Bullock, 142 

Bully, 98 

Bumi)us, 206 

Burns, 100 

Bunker, 170, 213 

Burgh, 134 

Burke, 31, 106, 211 

Burnell, 160 

Bur I. ham, 137-9, 221 

Burns, 08 

Bur rage, 148 

Barrel, 166, 170 

Bustin, 68 

Bustis, 68 

Builand, 219-20 

Calkin, 08 

Call, 107,171 

Calverly, 08 

Camertm, 69 
Campbell, .36-7, 44-5, 68, 

102,211, 215 

Canby, 09, 226 

Cane, 173 

Canon, 171 

Capron, 199, 206 

Carey, 34 

Carlisle, 87, 130 

Carpenter, 125, 200 

Carr, 34 

Carter, 167 
Carver, 132, 144, 202 



Gary, 


81 


Caswell, 


107 


Chadburn, 


129,209 


Chadwick, 


43, 223 


Challis, 


09 


Chaloner, 


69 


Chamberlin, 


55 


Chamjioise, 


16 


Champney, 


195 


Chaplain, 


54 



Chapman, 129, 175, 233 
Charters, 69 

Chase, 8, 10, 12, 35-9. 42-5, 

83. 112,143, 102,212-0 
Cbeckly, 21, 147-8 

Cbeever, 78 

Chesley, 210, 214, 217 

Ciie^ter, 54 

Chick, 129 

Childs, 171 

Cliiiiman, 233 

Chute, 32-7, 40-1, 54, 110-1, 

113, 100-5, 212, 215-6 
Cllley, 5^0, 217-8 

Clap]), 27 

Clark, 7, 20-1, 42, 63, 69, 

74, 106-71, 181-3, 187, 236 
Cleaves, 20-2, 69, 715, 106 
Cleves, 147-9, 221-2 

Clemens, 148 

Clements, 76 

C ifford, G9, 169 

Clinton, 118 

C lough (Cluff) 222 

Cloutnian, 38, 110, 112, 

115, 210-7 
Cobb, 56, 211, 215, 235 
Cobbett, 97 

Coburn, 219 

Codner, 69 

Cody, 69 

Coflin, 63, 144, 170-3, 203 
Col burn, 165-6 

203 
Coleott, 211 

Cole, 1, 10, 12, 14, 83-8, 

143, 165, 170, 173, 182, 

184 
Coleman, 167, 192-3 

Col ley, 154 

Collicut, 151-2, 155, 190, 

195, 211 
Collier, 116 

Collimore, 170 

Collins, 77,105,110 

Comack, 148-9 

Comans, 78 

Conant, 33, 213, 217 

Cony, 179 

Connor, 167 

Cook, 20. 174, 212 

Coombs, 172-3, 195-9, 203 



IV 



Index. 



Cooper, 137, 166 


Dole, 212-3, 217-8 


Fairfield, 2, 163, 179, 219 


Gent, 15-6, 21 


Corney, 8 


Dollifif, 144, 167 


Fairweather, 71 


Getchell, 55-6, 171 


Corwin, 158 


Donald, 70 


Farnham, 169, 172 


Gibb, 72 


Cory, 69 


Donablson, 225 


Farley, 43 


Gilbert, 225 


Cotton, 172 


Donham, 57 


Farnsworth, 63 


Gilden, 126 


Conch, 124 


Donnel.8, 12, 28-9,96,131, 


Farr, 34 


Giles, 196 


Cousens, 13, 19, 219-21 


183. 234 


Farrcn, 9, 10-1 


Gillies, 72 


Courrier, 219 


Dorman, 221-2 


Farrow, 33-41, 113-5, 162-4, 


Gilman, 63, 164, 210 


Cox, 69, 151, 165, 189 


Doten, 143 


215-6 


Gilmore, 236 


Crabtree, 171 


Dougan, 79-80 


Fauke, 71 


Gilpa '-ick, 8, 11, 13, 82-8 


Crafton, 18 


Doutv, 172 3 


Fenderson, 50 


130, 181-3, 185, 214, 219- 


Crague, 35-40, 112, 115, 


Doty; 203 


Fenix, 208 


20 


162, 210-1, 213-8 


Dow, 235 


Ferguson, 71, 124, 128 


Ginnis, 211 


Crane, 44, 204 


Downey, 70 


Fernald, 123-7 


Giidden, 165 


Cravvlord, 70 


Downs, 181 


Ferren, 11, 84-6, 171 


Glover, 218 


Cripps, 70 


Downing, 123, 221-3 


Fessenden, 1, 27 


aodsoe, 122, 128, 225 


Crisiiiii, 70 


Draper, 17 


Fiimy, 33 


Golder, 170 


Crockett, 124-5 


Drinkwater, 87, 130, 181, 


Fisher, 71, 226 


Goldsmith. 225 


Cronk, 70 


184 


Fisk, 219 


Goldthwait, 13 


Crocker, 27 


Driver, 70 


Fitch, 165 


Gooch, 10,12,14,94,220 


Crookshank, 69-70 


Drummond, 170-6 


Fizgerald, 71 


Good, 188 


Crosman, 44 


Drurv, 97 


Flagg, 167 
Fiaglor, 71 


Goodale, 64, 116, 219 


Cross, 20.V6 


Dudley, 102-6, 166-7, 176 


Goodrich, 56 


Cnmmings, 10, 12, 14, 84 


DufFy, 70 


Flaherty, 71 


Good ridge, 10-3, 83 


Cnnimin-, 70 


Duffus, 70, 225 


Flavin, 29 


Goodwin, 166-7,220-2 


Cnnningham, 97-8, 170 


Duglass, 170-2 


Fletcher, 8-13, 82-9, 131, 


231,236 


Cnrrier, 221 


Dngan, 171 


182-4 


Googius, 9,12-3,82-3 


Currv, 43 


Duguid, 214 


Flitner, 165-6 


Gookins, 167,235 


Curtis, 18, 78, 88, 110, 124, 


Duagan, 16. 188 


Fluellin (Indian) 150 


Goo Id, 124 


128, 160, 173, 181-2. 184, 


Dunham, 71,138-40. 143, 


Fogg, 52, 122, 207-8, 223 4 


Goose, 136 


222 


167, 198-9, 202 


Foote, 30 


Gorden, 11, 13, 83-8, 131, 


Gushing, 166 


Dunlap, 169-70, 173 


Forbes, 172 


167, 182-5 


Cushniau, 144, 203 


Dun ■, 71 


Ford, 29-30, 129, 199, 201 


Gore, 2.36 


Cutter, 42 


Dunning. 171-176 


Forester, 71 


(^Torges, 90-1, 149-50 


Cutting, 178-9 


Durant, 70 


Forsyth, 176 


Gowell, 124, 208 


Cutts, 123-4, 128, 219, 221 


Duren, 9 


Fortier, 236 


Gowen, 123, 126 




Durgen, 171 


Foss, 84-6-7, 130, 182-5 


Gower, 171 


Dains, 170 


Durrell, 12,221-2 


Foster, 167, 169, 173, 272 


Graffam. 33-9, 112-5, 102, 


Dam, 126 


Du Vernet, 71 


Fought, 71 


210-2, 215-6 


Daraan, 23-4 


Dwelly, 204 


Fox, 232 


Graham, 130, 182, 225 


Dana, 42-59 


Dyer, 8, 12, 14. 71, 81, 83- 


Foxcroft, 164, 232 


Grant, 167 


Danforth, 152, 221 


4, 86, 88, 182-5 


Foxwell, 78 


Graves, 172, 225 


Darby, 55, 167 




Foy, 129 


Grav, 9, 11, 13-4, 83, 139, 


Darling, 144, 203 


Eastman, 166 


Freeman, ,30-1, 55, 71 


167, 169-70, 181 


Daven])ort, 20 


Eaton, 164, 172 


Fremont, 3 


Greelv, 123, 235 


Daviv).-on, 70,236 


Earnest, 71 


Fries, 143 


Gi-eeri, 63, 126, 226 


Davie, 18, 73-4, 188, 190-1 


Edgar, 71 


Frink, 116, 127-8 


Greenwood, 135 


Davies, 70 


Edgecomb, 9, 11, 13, 30, 


Fri h, 227 


Greenleaf, 75 


Davis, 5, 8, 10-3, 21, 42-3, 


82, 223-4 


Frost, 73-4, 124-5, 128-9, 


Griffin, 43 


84-8, 93-4, 97-8, 149, 151, 


Edmund, 128 


189, 207, 210 


Grossard, 225 


166, 170, 182, 187-9, 211-2 


Edmunds, 154-,5 193 


Frye, 129, 208 


Grundy, 225 


Dawes. 5, 6 


Eel Is, 236 


Fuller, 62, 166, 198, 200, 


Gunnison, 126-7, 208 


Day, 194, 219-20 


Elder, 33-40, 11.3-4,157, 162, 


205 6, 233 


Gutch, 193-4 


Dean, 44-5, 70, 164 


211-2, 214-7 


Fuller ion, 71 


Gutteridge, 11 


Dearborn, 8, 1G7 


Eldridge, 205 


Fulton, 1.39, 170, 172 




Dearing, 9, 11, 13, 124, 


Elkins, 211 


J'urbush, 124, 208 


Hacket, 44 


128-9 


Elmas, 71 




Hagget, 63 
Haid, 171 


Deering, 222 


Elliot, 76, 128, 164, 167, 


Crabel, 72 


Deblois, 1 


212-5 


Gach, 129 


Haines, 223, 236 


Denbow, 165 


Klvins, 158, 163 


Gallagher, 71 


Hall, 44-5, 54, 151, 155, 


Denever, 126 


Elwell, 82,85,128 


Gal li son, 213 


162, 169-70, 190, 195, 199, 


Dennett, 14, 219-20, 123-4 


Emerson, 61, 174-5, 221 


Gallup, 142 


204-5, 210 


Dennv, 165 


Emery, 1, 7, 10-2, 83, 85, 


(lialusha, 166 


Hale, 19. 146 


De-hon, 13, 82 


87-8, 123, 131, 173, 182, 


Gammon, 21, 213 


Haley, 10, 12-3, 82-9, 124, 


Dewev, 143 


18.3-4, 207, 219 


Gannett, 169 


130-1, 166, 171-3, 181-4 


Dexter, 135, 142, 201 


Emons, 219 


Garcelon, 172 


Ham, 212 


Diirhton, 56 


Endle, 127 


Gardner, 43, 71, 166, 169 


HamiUon, 101,172 


Dill, 170-1 


Kngi-h, 220 


Garfield, 3-5 


Hamlin, 1-7. 226 


Dinglev, 167,211-2 


ErM'ng, 1.59 


Garrison, 72 


Hammond, 77-8, 125, 146, 


Dingwell, 70 


Evans, 8, 113, 162, 166 


Garrow, 71 


176, 207-8 


Din-more, 63 


Everett, 61 


Gasser, 72 


Hammous, 127, 191 


Di brow, 70 


Everson, 165 


Gaynor, 71-2 


Hancock, 11, 166 


Dixon, 125 




Gear, 126 


Hand, 226 


Do'lge, 210, 216 


Fabyan, 223 


Giftrves, 77 


Hanks, 205 


Dorr, 160-7 


Fall, 167 


Gendal, 20 


Hannalord, 225-6, 236 



Index. 



Hanson, 


209, 212, 215-6 


Howse, 


171 


Kennedy, 213, 227 


Lux, 189 


Hanscom, 


125, 127, 222 


Hovey, 


144, 204 


Kenney, 30-1, 169 


Lydston, 127 


Harble, 


226 


Howard, 


28, 56 


Kenny, 165 


Lyford, 167 


Hardenbrook, 226 


Howe, 


236 


Kent, 177-80, 227 


Lyman, 220 


Harding, 


211, 226 


Howell, 


75 


Kerby, 76 


Lymburn, 228 


Hardy, 


211, 214, 216-8 


Hoyt. 


46 


Kimball, 10, 30, 43, 63, 


Lyndes, 191 


Harlow, 


55 


Hubbard, 148, 209, 219-20 


154, 167-8, 171, 181, 219- 


Lvuds, 189 


Hargraves, 


226 


Hudson, 


26 


21 


Lyon, 198, 200 


Hariuou, 


46, 99, 224 


Hughson, 


226 


Kingman, 133 




Harper, 


236 


Husdell, 


106 


Kinnard, 208 


Macgraw, 171 


Hartt, 


226 


Hulbert, 


54 


Kinnear, 227 


Mackemeck, 147 


Harris, 10, 


84-5, 87, 130. 


Hull. 


20 


Kinrick, 9, 13. 82 


Maddock, 10, 220 


188, 211 




Humbert, 


227 


Ki asnean , 168, 236 


Haddocks, 8 


Harrison, 


121 


Humphrey, 133 


, 153, 192 


Knap, 45 


.Magoe, 171 


Hartshorn, 


43 


Hunt, 159 


, 167, 227 


Knight. Knights. 34, 38, 


3Iagiidge, 170 
Main, 9-11-14 


Haskell, 32 


6, 39, 162, 210, 


Hunter, 


169, 170-1 


40, 56, 12, 125, 162, 168, 


235 




Hutchins, 126-8, 208, 222 


71, 210-8, 227-8 


Maine, 176 


Hatch, 


28, 219-20 


Hutchinson, 21, 


80, 192, 


Knowles, 30, 169 


Malcon, 173 


Hatfield, 


226 


210-1, 227 




Knowlton, 55 


Malletts, 193 


Hatherway 


226 


Hiinnewell, 3440, 48, 112, 


Knutton, 228 


Mailett, 1.55, 169-70 


Haven, 


163. 219 


114, 154. 159, 


162, 164, 




Mallet, 172 


Hawks, 


210, 216, 218 


18J, 211-2, 235 




Lavfayette, 120 


Mallat, 169 


Hawles, 


103 


Hu-isev, 


17 


Lake, 21, 171, 187, 192 


Manchester, 33-7,40-1, 112 


Hawthorn, 


18 


Hiiygliue, 


227 


Lambert, 25 223 


162, 210-11, 213-15 


Hav, 


226 


Hyde, 


243 


F^ang, 167 


Mann, 212 


Havden, 


133 






Langdon, 163 


Marcy, 169 


Hayter, 


226 


Ide, 


200 


Langstrtoh, 68 


Mariner, 172 


Hayward, 


44, 205 


Hslev, 


43 


Langton, 232 


Marion, 97 


Heuld, 


63 


Ingersol, 


127, 12!) 


Laphain, 166 


Markoe, 176, 236 


Heard, 


124 


Ingers<m, 


20. 213 


Larrabee. 76, 219 


Marriott, 29 


Hearl, 


123 


Inuraham, 


23. 169 


Laske, 211 


Marshall, 98 


Henchman 


80 


Iri^h, 


38,235 


Laughton, 5 


Martin, 19, 215, 217 


Henderson, 


169-70 


Israel, 


234 


Law, 165-7 


Mashindean, 167 


Hendricks, 


226 






Lawrence, 166, 168, 228 


Mask, 19 


Henry, 


169 


Jack, 


169-72 


Law-on, 190-2 


Mas^on, 8, 11, 17,21,82,86, 


Hearn, 


173 


•Ja'-kins, 


168 


Lawton, 228 


87, 166, 167, 183, 189 


Herrington 


226 


Jackson, 74, 81, 


126, 137. 


Leavis, 223 


Mathews, 34, 36-7, 40, 210 


Hersey, 


43, 227 


143, 146, 163, 


167, 172, 


Leavitt, 55-223 


Mattocks, 167 


Hewey, 


170 


199, 202 




Lee, 114-5 


Maxfield, 162,210,215,217 


Hewitt. 


226 


Jacobus, 


227 


Legg, 146 


Maxwell, 36 


Hibbins, 


195 


Jeffrey, 


85 


Leggett, 228 


Mayherrv, 33-9, 40, 112, 


Hicks, 


56, 235 


James. 


227 


Le (Irow, 211-2 


li4-5, 162-4, 210-18 


Higyins, 


171-2 


Jamison, 


12-3 


Leighton, 123, 207, 208, 


Mayhew, 17 


Higginson, 


189-00 


Jaques, 


172 


213 


Mavo, 204 


Hincks, 


76, 129 


Jaquins, 


167 


LeMaistre, 228 


McAllister, 168 


Hinkl.y, 


169-72 


Jefferv, 


194 


Leonard, 44-5, 69, 144 


McCauslan, 38 


Hinkson, 


147 


Jeffries, 


l(i6 


Lewis, 19, 20, 43. 78, 426, 


McCausland, 166-7 


Hilton, 10, 


28, 63, 99, 166, 


Jellison, 9, 11, 13, 170 


128, 169, 214, 221 


.VlcCauslin, 213 


221, 229 




Jenkins. 27, 31, 


125, 128, 


Lihby, 13, 46, 48, 51, 76, 


McCullough, 222 


Hill, 8, 11, 


13-4, 36, 83-8, 


165. 208 




125, 127, 146 


Mc Daniel. 170 


125. 127-8, 


130-1, 176. 181- 


Jennings, 


55 


Lincoln, 3-5, 63, 180-198, 


McFarland, 184 


4. VJ08, 220 




Jewell, 


169 


200, 206 


McCruire, 63 


Hills, 


236 


Jewett, 


167 


Lindsay, 201 


Mclntire, 99,184 


Hiller, 


98 


Johnson, 3, 124, 


127, 179, 


Linscott, 11, 82, 84, 87 


McKeen, 234 


Hixon, 


194 


208, 227 




Litchfield, 28 


McKenny, 29-30. 55, 80 


Hoal, 


124 


Jones, 42 6, 126, 


167, 169, 


Lithiiow, 236 


McLellen, 9, 38, 46, 54 


Hobby, 


192-3 


232, 236 




Little, 30, 165, 236 


McLeo, 167 


Hodgdon, 


38, 212, 221 


Jordan, 8, 10-4, 


19, 54. 65, 


Litrlefield, 219-20 


McLucas, 9-11 


Hodge. 


236 


76, 83, 8.5-7, 128 


, 159. 211- 


Littlehail, 54 


McManus, 170-72 


Hortgkins, 


25 


13, 219, 227 




Littlejohn, 235 


Meder, 220 


Hogan, 


171, 227 


Joslyn. Joce'in. 


Joseiyn, 


Livermore, 7 


Mellen, 61, 177, 223 


Holden, 


176 


Joslin. 20-22-75 


-77-78-81- 


Lock, 19, 84-5, 87, 131 


Melley, 31 


Holman, 


152. 227, 236 


81, 146-7, 140. 197 


Locke, 167, 183, 185 


Men dell, 205 


Holmes, 


119-20, 200 


Jov, 8-86, 


130-1, 1^2 


Lombard, 27, 236 


Mendum, 126 


Holt, 


28 


JoylifT. 


150 


L(mg, 146 


Meriam, 163 


HoMke, 


19, 128 


Judkins, 


167 


Lorain, 228 


Merrill, 43, 55, 83-85, 169, 


Hooker, 


169 


Juds(m, 


227 


Lord, 54, 219,22 


171,222, 235 


Hoole, 


43 






Loring, 1.57-8, 163 


Merritt, 68 


Hooi)er, 10 


, 13, 83-6, 130. 


Kassick, 


183, 185 


Loud. 165 


Merry, 176 


181. 185, 212 


Kay. 


227 


Lovett, 228 


Meserve, 8, 38, 82, 130, 


Hopewell, 


99 


Keen. 


126 


Lovejoy, 166 


181 


Ho|)kins, 


165, 173 


Keith, 


117 


Lowell, 49, 26, 162, 210-1, 


Milberry, 182 


Hood, 


207 


Kellond, 


192-3 


214-5, 229 


Miles, 228 


Houdlett, 


231 


Kelley ) 
Kelly, \ 


129, 171 


Lucas, 143 


Milion, 34 


Houghton, 


63 


167, 227 


Ludlow, 228 


Millen, 162 



VI 



Index. 



Millens, 212 

Miller, 210, 212-14,216,221- 

2 
Miles, 76-7, 184 

Milliken, 47-1), 50-55 

Mulligans, 75, 224 

Micrhell, 43, 129, 138-40, 

170, 220 
Mitton, 190 

Moffatt, 166-69 

Mogndge, 126 

Moles, liiO 

Moodv, 43. 142, 167-8, 232, 

236 * 
Moore, 10-15, 73, 128-9, 

146, 166, 186 
.M or roll, 208 

Morrill, 10, 13, 83, 85, 87, 

123, 129, 157-8, 162, 179, 

184 
Morrison, 29-30 

Mor.-e, 213 

Morton, 75, 139, 145 

:Moselev. 232 

Motley", 212 

Moulton. 28, 99 

Mower, 8 

Muckford, 3(i-40, 211, 214- 

15 
:\Iugford. 162, 212 

Miifins, 132 

Munson, 124 

March, 9-11, 84-8, 181-3 
Murphy, 45 

Mu-cet, 123 

Mussev, 213 

Mustard, 169-171 

Nash, 56, 116 
Nason, 8, 12, 84-5, 129-30, 

167, 207, 210 2, 21-2, 229 

Xassall, 166 

Neale, Xeal, 19, 75, 101, 

123. 148-9, 208 

Neallv, 5 

Nelson, 42, 127 

Newcoiub, 189, 223 

Nfwman, 105 

Newinarch, 127 

Nicholas, 167, 173 

Nickerson, .30, 172 

Nile.s, 170 

Noble, 43 

Norcross, 166 

North, 166 

Norton, 9, 211-12 

Nowi-11, 97 

Noyes, 42-3, 113, 162, 176, 

210, 212 

Nutter, 167 

Oakman, 146, 166, 168 

Obia- (Indian; 73 

O H/ion, 211 

Oiell, 68 

Odiorn, 74 

Oldham, 165, 1(;6 

Olive, 105 

Oliver, l.->9 

Orinsby, 201 

Orono, 'I'.'A 

Orr, 169, 171-2, 173, 177 

Osgood, 211 

Owen, 169-73 

Owens, 168 



Oyneon, 152 

Paine, 154, 165, 236 

Palmer, 79-80, 88. 166 

Parker, 21, 71, 81, 95, 150- 

4, 169, 187-8, 195, 212, 233 
Parks, 166 

Parris, 117-21 

Parrots, 76 

Parsons, 151-2, 166, 174 
Partridge, 27,44 

Patishall, 16, 187-8, 193 
Patten, 63, 70, 171-3, 221, 

235 
Pat erson, 9, 11, 13, 171, 

176. 223 
Paul, 127 

Pavbody, 132 

Peabody, 33-5, 39, 132, 215 
Pearce, 31 

Pear>on, 43 

Pendext;er, 10, 12, 82, 84, 

86, 130, 182-4 
Penhallow, 77 

Pepperell, 77, 125, 128, 

219, 233 
Perkins, 9, 12, 14, 33, 86-8, 

182-4 
Perry, 116, 166, 170, 172 
Pettegrew, 124 

Pettengill 212, 215 

Phelps, 204 

Phenix, 127 

Philbr .ok, 29, 165, 167, 

200 
Phillips (Indian) 23 

Phi:iii)s, 15, 17,22, 73,150, 

194 5 
Phinney, .33 

Phipps, 78, 104-5 

PicKernell, 126 

Pierce, 179, 193, 195-6 

Pii<e, 131,211 

Pillsl)ury, 50, 55-6 

Pi|)er, 1C8 

Picts, l(i6 

Plaisted, 19, 106 

Plant, 236 

Plumnier, 173 

Polk, 121 

Pollard, 107 

Pol ley, 170 

Poor, 28, 43, 169 

Pope, 76 

Popp, 103 

Porter, 55, 204 

Pote, 2.35 

Potter, 109-72 

I'otts, 21 

Powers, 176 

Pratt, 42, 117-8, 167-8, 

176, 203, 235 
Pray, 127, 211 

Preble, 74,95,98,121,234 
Prescott. 172, 168 

Prince, (Negro) .39 

J'roc er, 8.3-6, 182-3, 212-3 
Prout, 21, .50-1, 77, 148 
Pudding (Indian) 17 

Piil.-ifer, 167 

I'uinroy, 106 

Purriiigton, 98, 152, 170-3, 

212-3 
Putnam, 43 



Quimby, 


235-6 


Quincy, 


159, 167 


Quint, 


173 



Rattens, 165 

R mdall, 169-70 

Ransom, 143. 201-3 

Ray, 173, 226-7 

R lymond, 225 

Ravne-^, 214 

Redding, 96 

Redlon, 8-10, 12, 14, 213 
Reed, 167-70 

Remick, 123 4, 127, 172 
Rcw, 188 

Reynold, 17 

Rhodes, 221 

Rice, 50, 54, 125-6 

iiichards, 81, 203. 227 

Richardson, 43, 90, 171 
Rideout, 170 

IJigby, 147 

Ring, 166 

Ridi worth, 93-4 

Roach, 167 

Roberts, 97-125, 146, 210-2 
Robertson, 169, 172 

Robinhood (Indian) 17, 

20, 22, 1.53 
Robinson, 44-5, 134, 166, 

169. 198, 228 
Roby, 213 

Rock wood, 180 

Roii-ers, 12, 78, 124, 126, 

142, 173, 178, 208, 212 
Rose, 82 

Ro-S, 171-2,220,232,236 
Ruggles, 205 

Ruinerv, 9-14, 82, 86, 88 
Rnnneils, 224 

Russ, 236 

Russell. 146 

Sampson, 76, 144, 203 

Sanborn, 5, 171, 215 

S.inford, 167 
Sargent, 90, 125, 170, 236 

Savage, 22, 186 

Sawtell, 63 

Sawyer, 170-1, 213 

Scadlock. .55 
Scamman, 8,10, 14,116, 219 

Scolfleld, 169 

Scott, 15-6, 43. 112 
Scottow, 21,77,80,147-9 

Scovil, 70 

Seabury, 68-9 

Sea\ey, 223,236 

Secum, 20 

S.wall, 161, 233 

Shackfrrd, 220 

Shackley, 220-1 

Shailer, 97 

Shane, 213 

Shaplfigh, 207 

Shaw, 44-5, 167, 212 

Shf'ldron, 147 

Shelley, 41 
Shepherd, 10, 83, 126, 1.30, 

168, 184 

Shepleigh, 277 

Sherley, 167 

Sliii)ley, 63 

Shirley, 43, 167 

Shorey, 124 



Shurtleff, 236 

Simmons, 24, 143,199, 202, 

207 
Simpson, 172 

Sinker, 169 

Skillings, 37, 47, 128, 210, 

235 
Slack, 78-9, 200 

Small, 123, 172, 212 

Smith, 8-14, 25, 30. 32, 43 

45, 59-62, 77-8, 82-9, 110, 

5, 128-31, 147-8, 156-66, 

169-71, 176, 181-5, 199, 

203-4, 210, 213-8, 221-2, 

236 
Snell, 194 

Snow, 116 

Sollondine, 20 

Somers, 234 

Soi)er, 25, 124, 106, 168 
Soiitliard, 166-7 

Southgate, 223 

Spalding, 172 

Spear, 34 

Spencer, 19 

Spinney, 125, 220 

Spolford, 184 

Sprague, 28-9, 171, 204 
Springer, 34, 167 

Spurr, 211 

Squire, 63, 74 

Stackpole, 9, 11, 13, 83-8, 

131, 106 
Stacev, 122, 129 

Stanclish, 132 

Stanford, 211 

Stanhope, 112 

Stanley, 168 

Stai)les, 8, 12-4, 44, 83-9, 

124-7, 131, 173, 181-5 
Starbird, 35, 40, 170, 172, 

212 
Starkey, 55 

Starling, 36-7, 113-4, 162-4, 

215-6 
Stephens, 15, 35, 37, 169 
Sterling, 39-41 

Stevens, 40, 78-9, 102. 170, 

186, 190-6, 210-6, 220-1, 

233 
Steward, 171 

Stickney, 56 

Stillman, 195 

Stimson. 8, 10, 13, 84, 131, 

170-1, 184 
Stiucdilield, 112, 162, 214 
Stockl)ridge, 23-4 

Stockman,' 169 

St(.ddard, 150 

Ston.% 28, 214, 222 

Storey, 77 

Strout, 173 

S over, 95, 170, 172, 184, 

220 
Stowell, 7, 43 

Streeter, 201 

Stridland, 5 

Stuart, 49 

Srudley, 52 

Sturgis, 152 

Stymest, 227 

Sullivan, 88, 130-1, 183, 

185 
Swack (Indian) 17 

Sweat, • 214 



Index. 



VII 



Sweet, 76 

Swett, 167, 172, 210, 212, 

216-7 
Sweeting, 200 

Swicher, 48 

Sylvester, 25, 166-7, 172-3 
Symonds, 213 

Symondson, 143, 202 

Tag-gart, 166 

Tarbell, 27, 63 

Tarbox, 9-14, 83-8, 130-1, 

166, 181-4 
Tamiing, 22 

Tate, 173 

Taylor, 15-6, 148, 219-20, 

230 
Temple, 150 

Tetherly, 97 

Thayer, 133 

Thoits, 153, 187-8, 190-2 
Thomas, 9-12, 82-6, 125, 

137-8, 140-1, 106-7, 204 
Thompson, 164 

Thomson, 123, 125, 213, 

169-73, 220-1 
Thrasher, 217 

Thurston, 43, 57, 236 

Tibbetts, 34, 165-6, 170-3 
Tidv, 127 

Tilson, 144, 203 

Til ton, 171, 223 

Tinglev, 206 

Tinkham, 42-3, 229 

Titcomb, 169, 220 

Tobey 125, 144. 203 

Tobin, 212 

Torrey, 25 

Totman, 202 

Tower, 25 

Towle, 167, 173 

Towne, 100-7, 171, 220-2 
Townsend, 181-4 

Tracy, lOG 

Treworgy, 12 

Trick, 21, 190 



Tripp, 34 


, 40, 128, 211 


Watkins, 194 


Trott, 34, 40, 


162, 164, 213, 


Watson, 37-8, 46, 54, 116, 


216-7 




174, 223 


Trufant, 


170-1 


Watts, 192 


Trunvill, 


211 


Way, 22 


Tucker, 


17, 20-22, 129 


Waymouth, 123, 169, 172 


Turner, 


30, 204 


Weare, 90 9 


Tufts, 


171-2 


Webb, 33-5, 38-40, 77,99, 


Turbutt, 


99 


112, 162-3, 210-7 


Tutherly, 


124 


Webber, 82, 150-2, 167, 188, 


Tyler, 


121, 179 


195, 220-1, 236 


Tyng, 20, 81, 
232 


149,158, 186, 


Webster, 13, 179 




Wedge, 198-9 






Weed. 208 


Upham, 


75 


Weeks, 25, 136, 143, 171 


Usher, 


165 


Weems, 55 
AVeld, 63, 166 


Vail, 


143 


Wells, 99 


Van Buren, 


121 


Wendell, 159, 161, 210 


Veren, 


192 


Wentworth, 5-6 


Vering, 


153-4, 187 


Wescott. 210 


Vacars, 


147 


West, 79-80, 97, 172, 236 


Viles, 


63 


Weston. 60 


Vinal, 


25-6 


Wetherby, 89, 130, 182, 


Vitree, 


76 


184 
Wetmore, 167 


Wadlin, 


130, 182-3 


AVliarton, 81, 186 


Wadsworth, 


192, 233-4 


Wheeler, 169 


Waine, 


169 


Wheelright, 53 


Waite, 


211 


AVhidden, 107 


Wakefield, 


167, 219-21 


Whit-, 44, 114, 172, 196 


Wabien, 


210 


Whitehouse, 172, 208 


Walderen, 


104 


Whi more, 27 


Wales, 


30. 172 


Wliitemore, 172 


Walker, 35-9 


41, 56. 75-6, 


Whitman, 60, 121 


113, 116, 102 


, 164-5,167, 


Whitney, 9, 170, 172 


171, 186, 214 


,216-21, 225 


Whitten, 171 


W all is; 


18 


Whittier, (53 


Walson, 


221 


Whitton, 202 


Ward, 


168, 225 


Whittum, 208 


Warren, 8, 10 


,13,42 3.63, 


Widgery, 169 


80, 85. 130, 140, 166, 212 


Wight, 32-3, 35, 41, 108-9, 


Washburn, 


43-4 


114-5, 160-1 


Wa'erhouse, 


46. 220 


Will. ore, 44 


Waterman, 


144, 203, 229 


Wilkins, 166 


Waters, 


209, 236 


Willard, 18-20, 212 



Willeox, 90 

Williams, 44-5, 74, 116, 

120, 126, 128, 160, 164, 167 
Williamson, 176 

Willis, 42, 111, 144 

Wiiloby, 18 

Wilscm, 220 

Wilmerding, 236 

Wilson, 126-7, 169-71, 173, 

210, 213 
Wiuchell, 171-2, 207 

Wing, 167 

Wintiate, 10, 13, 83, 88, 

130, 181-3, 185 
Winklev, 128 

Winship, 37, 41, 113-4, 

162-4, 210, 214-8 
Winslow, 150, 159, 166-7, 

186, 213 
Winter. 165 

Wise, 19, 173 

Wiswall, 192 

Witham, i — , 169 

AVithers, 207 

AVittum, 127 

Wood, 54, 236 

Woodward. 172 

Woodman, 9, 10, 14, 126, 

211 
AVoodsum. 56 

AVoodward, 23-31, 163, 

200 
Wood worth, 23 

AVooster, 123, 211 

AVork, 169, 173 

AVormall, 139, 198 

Wormwood, 220 

Worthington, 67 

AVright, 25, 30, 140-1, 167, 

199 
AA'yman, 172 

Wyer, 167 

York. 196 

Young, 9, 11, 13, 82-7, 99, 
166, 170, 182, 210 



MAINE 



RECORDER. 



Vol. VII. 



January, 1893. 



No. I. 



*HON. HANNIBAL HAMLIN. 



GOV. OF MAINE. 




comprehensive biography of Mr. Hamhn would necessarily 
embody citations from the most important chapters of the 
country's history for more than half a century, as during 
that long period he was a prominent figure in the affairs of State 
and Nation. But at this time we need refer only to some leading 
episodes in his distinguished career. 

" He attended Hebron Academy, and was fitted for college, but 
the death of his father imposed other duties upon him. In 1829 
he and Horatio King bought The Jeffersoiiian, a Paris newspaper, 
in the office of which he worked for several months. He then en- 
tered the office of Judge Joseph G. Cole, of Paris, and Deblois & 
Fessenden, of Portland, as a student at law, and was admitted to 
the Bar at Paris, January, 1833. On the same day that he was ad- 
mitted he tried a case and won it, the council on the other side 
being the Honorable Stephen Emery, whose daughters Mr. Hamlin 
afterward married. He at first thought of settling in Bridgton, 
where he w^ent to look the ground over, but changed his mind and 
went to Lincoln, Me. His father was one of the original proprie- 

*For material in tiiis paper we are indebted to the Bangor Historical Magazine, and the Whig 
and Courier. — Ed. 



2 Maine Histoi^ical and Genealogical Recorder. 

tors, and the town was settled largely by families from Paris, Buck- 
field and Woodstock. Here he found a cordial welcome. After 
remaining a few weeks he concluded to settle in that place and 
went to Paris for his library. On his way to or from Paris, he met 
John Appleton, afterward Chief Justice of the S. J. Court, who 
informed him that Charles Stetson was about to move from Hamp- 
den to Bangor and advised him to go to Hampden and settle there, 
which Mr. Hamlin concluded to do, commencing practice April i, 
1833. He continued to live in Hampden until the spring of 1862, 
when he removed to Bangor. He was a Representative to the 
Legislature, 1836-37-38-39-40-47; Speaker of the House, 1837- 
39-40; Aid-de-camp to Governor John Fairfield, 1839; Representa- 
tive to the 28th and 29th Congresses, 1843-47; U. S. Senator, 1848- 
56; Governor, 1857; U. S. Senator, 1857-1861; Vice President of 
the United States, 1861-65; Collector of Boston, 1865-66; U. S. 
Senator, 1869 to 1881 ; Minister to Spain 1881, resigned 1883, and 
returned to Bangor. The Degree of LLD. was conferred upon 
him at Colby University, 1869. 

The turning point in Mr. Hamlin's political career was reached 
in 1850, when his love of freedom which revolted at the increasing 
arrogance of the slaveholding Democracy, caused him to openly 
break with that party with which his public life had been previously 
identified. His action was characteristically candid and bold. 
The Democratic National Convention at Cincinnati having 
nominated James Buchanan upon a platform denying the power of 
Congress to interfere with or legislate upon the subject of slavery 
either in the States or Territories, public interest was centered in 
the course that would be pursued by such leading Northern Demo- 
crats as Mr. Hamlin, who had opposed the repeal of the Missouri 
Compromise, and became more and more restless under the de- 
mands for the extension of slavery. On the morning of the 12th 
of June, 1856, there was a memorable scene in the United States 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 3 

Senate, when Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine, who for twenty years 
had been a leading Democrat, as Representative and Speaker in the 
Legislature, as member of Congress and as Senator, arose in that 
great arena to sever the ties of a life-time by denouncing doctrines 
that he could not conscientiously support. He began by asking to 
be relieved from the Chairmanship of the Committee on Commerce, 
as it had been conferred upon him by a party with which he was 
unable longer to act. He said: 

" When I cease to harmonize with the majority, or tests are ap- 
plied by that party with which I have acted to which I cannot 
submit, I feel that I ought no longer to hold that responsible 
position." 

He then proceeded to state in clear-cut, straightforward sentences 
the reasons which had brought him to that conclusion. After citing 
his efforts to prevent the forcing of the radical pro-slavery policies 
upon the Democratic party, his voice rang out like a bugle with the 
declaration: 

" I have, while temporarily acquiescing, stated here and at home, — 
everywhere uniformly — that when the tests of those measures were 
applied to me as one of party fidelity, I would sunder them as flax 
is sundered at the touch of fire. I do it now!" 

Having read from Mr. Buchanan's speech endorsing the platform, 
Senaton Hamlin concluded his memorable address amid an oppres- 
sive silence as follows: 

"These events leave to me only one unpleasant duty, which is to 
declare here that I can maintain ]3olitical associations with no party 
that insists upon such doctrines ; that I can support no man for 
President who avows and recognizes them; and that the little of 
that power with which God has endowed me shall be employed to 
battle manfully, firmly and consistently for his defeat, demanded as 
it is by the highest interests of the country that owns all my 
allegiance." 



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His subsequent nomination and enthusiastic election as the 
Republican candidate for Governor of Maine, from which office he 
was immediately re-elected to the United States Senate, is the con- 
spicuous feature of one of the most remarkable epochs in the 
politics of New England and of the country. The defeat of Fre- 
mont by Buchanan was followed by events that more than justified 
Mr. Hamlin's apprehensions, and when in i860 the popular 
indignation against the slave-propogandists called for the leaders of 
the greatest political revolution of modern times the Republican 
National Convention at Chicago proclaimed as the standard-bearers 
Abraham Lincoln of Illionois and Hannibal Hamlin of Maine, who 
were triumphantly elected President and Vice President of the 
United States. 

During the Administration that followed, Mr. Hamlin proved an 
admirable presiding officer in the Senate and a valued counsellor 
to the President in many trying hours, when the fate of the Union 
seemed trembling in the balance. In 1864 the argument that a war 
Democrat should be put on the ticket with Mr. Lincoln prevailed, 
and Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee, succeeded Mr. Hamlin, who 
loyally bore his part in winning the victory of that year. 

Being afterwards appointed by President Johnson as Collector of 
the Port of Boston, in which office he was very popular, he prompt- 
ly resigned from the position when it became evident that the 
President had turned against his party. In this act, by which he 
relinquished a very important and lucrative office, Mr. Hamlin 
evinced the same spirit and avowed the same principles of good 
faith that caused him to resign a Democratic chairmanship in the 
Senate when he could no longer act with that party. Re-elected 
to the Senate in 1869 and 1874, Mr. Hamlin's service in that body 
terminated on the day of the inauguration of President Garfield, 
March 4, 1881, and on his return to his home in Bangor he was 
tendered, on March 1 7th, a very enthusiastic public reception by 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 5 

his fellow citizens without regard to political affiliations, at which 
the principal address of welcome home was delivered by his dis- 
tinguished neighbor and personal friend, the venerable Chief Justice 
John Appleton. On this occasion also, a very remarkable tribute 
to the retiring statesman by the most eminent men with whom he 
had been associated at the seat of Government, was presented in 
the form of telegraphic greetings sent in response to messages from 
Mr. Boutelle, announcing the purposes of the meeting. 

Appointed by President Garfield as United States Minister 
Plenipotentiary to the Court of Spain, Mr. Hamlin remained abroad 
about a year when he resigned, and on his return he was again 
welcomed by a public meeting in the City Hall of Bangor, Dec. 19, 
1882, when greetings were extended by Mayor Strickland, Congress- 
man Boutelle, Hons. S. H. Blake, E. B. Neally, F. M. Laughton, D. 
F. Davis and Abraham Sanborn, to which Mr. Hamlin feelingly 
responded. 

Since then his walks were those of private life, save on 
occasions when he was induced to grace some public occasion 
by his presence. His enlistment and service as a private among 
the emergency troops during the darkest period of the war gave 
him a membership of the G. A. R., to which the comrades heartily 
welcomed him, and in which he felt much interest and pride. 

Aside from his political relations he was closely identified with 
the business interests of the city in which he lived; he was an 
honored member of several of the leading financial co-operations, 
and distinguished for his public spirit and liberality. 

Among his friends he was the most cordial and unconventional 
of men, and a large share of his popularity was due to the plain, 
matter-of-fact way in which he dwealt with all matters. This gave a 
great force to his appeals from the platform, and his arguments in 
Congress, where, however, he was noted less for much speaking than 
for talking to the point. Ardently attached to his chosen friends, 



6 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



he was supported by them with an intense loyalty in return, and 
probably no man in Maine has ever had a more enthusiastic or 
steadfast following. 

Among his fellow citizens he was greatly endeared, especially in 
his later days when his pathway led aside from the dust and strife 
of the political highway to the flowers of neighborly intercourse and 
social friendship. Wearing his years easily and his honors grace- 
fully, he went in and out among the surviving friends of a life-time 
with a pleasant word for each, and an affectionate regard for all. 

In the ripeness of his years, in the fullness of a remarkable and 
honorable career, in the knowledge and enjoyment of the esteem 
of all his countrymen, in the veneration of his neighbors and fel- 
low-citizens, in the love of a devoted family; Mr. Hamlin has 
passed quietly, peacefully to his rest; the softly gathering shadows 
of the evening of the National anniversary enfolding him as with 
the beautiful banner of his country that he loved so well. 

On the Fourth of July, 1826, John Adams, first Vice President 
and second President of the United States, died with the words, 
'' Independence forever "upon his lips; and on the same day Thomas 
Jefferson, the writer of the Declaration of Independence, second 
Vice-President and third President of the United States, also 
passed from earth. On July Fourth, 1831, James Monroe, fifth 
President of the United States, and author of the great American 
policy that bears his name, was called to his reward. And sixty 
years later, on the P>)urth of July, 1891, Hannibal Hamlin, the 
fourteenth Vice-President of the United States, and the associate 
of the immortal Abraham Lincoln, has added a fourth to the list of 
those elevated to the two highest offices of our Government who 
have died on the anniversary of the birth of the Republic. 

Hon. Hannibal Hamlin was a grandson of a Revolutionary 
Patriot, Capt. Eleazer Hamlin, of Pembroke, Mass.; whose wife was 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 7 

Lydia Bonney. He removed from Pembroke to Harvard, then to 
Westford, Mass., where he died. 

His son, Cyrus, father of Hannibal, after an academic education, 
studied medicine; and in 1795 was invited by a committee of the 
town of Livermore to settle there as a physician, which invitation 
he accepted, and removed there the same year. He was a Repre- 
sentative to the General Court in 1803, and held many other official 
positions ; he was appointed clerk of the county of Oxford when 
the new county was incorporated in 1805 ; but he removed this year 
to' Paris where he resided until his death. He was a sturdy Baptist 
of the old school, and much interested in the prospeirty of that 
denomination. He continued in the practice of his profession un- 
til his death, Feb. 2, 1829. 

He married Annie, daughter of Dea. Elijah and Hannah (Clark) 
Livermore, of Livermore, Dec. 4, 1797. She was born Apr. 6, 1775, 
in Waltham, Mass., and died in Paris Aug. 25, 1852. 

Hannibal was born in Paris Aug. 27, 1809, married ist Sarah 
Jane, daughter of Hon. Stephen and Sally (Stowell) Emery, Dec. 
10, 1833. She was born in Hallowell, Nov. 2, 181 5, died in Hamp- 
den, Apr. 17, 1855. He married 2d, Ellen Vesta Emery, half sister 
of ist wife, Sept. 25, 1856. She was born in Paris, Sept. 14, 1835. 
Children — 

George E.; Charles ; Cyrus : Sarah J.; George E., 2d ; Hannibal 
E., and Frank. 



Maine Historical and Gejiealogical Recorder, 



RECORDS OF FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 

IN BIDDEFORD. 



COMMUNICA TED BY A. K. P. MESER VE M. D. 





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May 9, 1756. Betty, dau. of Jacob and Abigail Bradbury. 

Thomas^ son of Matthias and Rachel Redlon. 
" 23, Margret, dau. of Edward and Elizabeth Smith. 

" '' Alice, dau. of Ephraim and Mary Stimson. 

Joanna, dau. of John and Abigail Donnel. 

Caleb, son of Joshua and Susanna Maddocks. 

John, son of John and Sarah Mower. 

Margret, dau. of John and Mary Nason, 

Rebeckah Scamman, dau. of Obed and Sarah Emery. 

Robert, son of Brian and Anne Fletcher. 

Mary and Dominicus, dau. and son of Joshua and Sarah Warren. 

Betty, dau. of Benjamin and Betty Mason. 

Joanna, dau. of Samuel and Mary Davis. 

Mercy, dau. of Josiah and Sarah Stimson. 
" 18, Daniel, son of Jeremiah and Mary Hill. 

Elizabeth, dau. of James and Mary Emery. 
" 25, Anna, dau. of Amos and Sarah Chase. 

Aug. 8, Susanna, dau. of Joseph and Abigail Dyer. 

" 15, Carye Gray, son of James and Mary Staples. 

Dorcas, dau. of Caleb and Margret Evans. 
" 22, James, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Scamman. 

Martin, son of Isaac and Mary Gilpatrick. 
" 29, Sarah, dau. of John and Elizabeth Fletcher. 

Sept. 5, Ezekiel, son of Joshua and Elizabeth Gilpatrick. 

" 19, Ephraim and Joanna, son and dau. of John and Anna Murch. 

Oct. 17, John, son of Jacob and Rachel Derburn. 

'' 26, Deborah, dau. of Nicholas and Anna Corney. 

Nov. 7. Lydia, dau. of Benjamin and Elizabeth Joy. 

Miriam, dau. of Joseph and Susanna Davis. 
Dec. 5, J?ine, dau. of Richworth Esq., and Mrs. Abigail Jordan. 



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1757. Joseph, son of James and Abiel Stackpole. 

Thomas, son of John and Farrin. 

Eunice, dau. of Thomas and Eunice Young. 
Hannah, dau. of John and Lydia McLucas. 
Jonathan, son of Ebenezer and Sarah Ridlen. 
Haven, son of Haven and Miriam Tarbox. 
OUver, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Dyer. 
Stephen, son of Stephen and Lydia Briant. 
" 8, Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin and Agnes Jellison. 

Abraham, son of John and Elizabeth Patterson. 
" 23, Daniel, son of Daniel and Patience Ridlen. 

Mary, dau. of Jonathan and Mary Rummery. 

Eunice, dau. of John and Dearing. 

" 25, Anna, dau. of Theophilus and Olive Smith. 

June 5, Tristram, son of Benjamin and Abigail Tarbox. 

" 9, Elijah, son of Jacob and Sarah Bradbury. 

July 3, Elizabeth Tarbox, wife of Joseph Tarbox jr. 

Mary, dau. of David and Mary Thomas. 
" 7, Moses, son of Ebenezer and Hannah Ayer. 

Jonathan, son of Isaac and Whitney. 

James, son of James and Mary McClelen. 

Hannah, dau. of James and Sarah Gray. 

George, son of John and Eleanor Main. 

John and Anna, son and dau, of John and Anna Murch. 

Jonathan and Rebeckah, son and dau. of Josiah and Elizabeth 

Norton. 
Mary, dau. of Samuel and Sarah Gray. 
July 22, Mary, dau. of Benjamin and Mary Duren (?) 

Aug. 14, Anna, dau. of Joshua and Olive Woodman., 

Oct. 19, Elizabeth, dau. of John and Hepzibah Beal. 

" 22, Abigail, dau. of Nathll. and Abigail Perkins. 

John, son of John and Miriam Kinrick. 
Nov. 6, Elizabeth, dau. of Jonathan and Charity Smith. 

Hannah, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth Pletcher. 
Dec. 4, • Mary, dau. of John and Margry Googins. 

John, son of Joseph and Hannah Banks. 
James, son of James and Reliance Edgcomb. 
" II, Jemima, dau. of Joseph and Mary Tarbox. 



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Dec. II, 1857. Rosanna, dau. of Dr. Donald and Elizabeth Cummings. 

Sarah, dau. of Benjamin and Deborah Gooch. 
Dec, 25, Lucy, dau. of Dea. Simon and Lydia Wingate. 

William, son of William and Rachel Haley. 
Jan. 8, 1758. Roger, son of Roger and Mary Smith. 

'' 15, Benjamin, son of Benjamin and Sarah Goodridge. 

" 19, Joseph, son of Joseph and Sarah Haley. 

Mar. 12, Edward Prockter, son of Wyatt and Elizabeth Moore. 

Thomas, son of Samuel and Sarah Haley. 
" 25, Sarah, dau. of Eleazer and Elizabeth Kimbal. 

" 26, Rachel, dau. of Samuel and Mehitable Scamman. 

Apr. 9, Hannah, dau. of Capt. Tristram and Mrs. Hannah Jordan. 

" 16, John, son of Amos and Sarah Chase. 

Eli, son of Robert and Mary Cole. 
" 23, Mary, dau. of the Revd. Mr. Moses and Mrs. Hannah Morrill. 

Rufus, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Tarbox. 
" 30, Lucy, dau. of Jacob and Abagail Bradbury. 

Mary, dau. of Ezra and SarahDavis. 
May 7, Pendleton, son of John and Elizabeth Fletcher. 

Jerusha, dau. of John and Abigail Tarbox. 
Henry, son of Henry and Sarah Pendexter. 
Nathaniel, son of James and Hannah Mower. 
Phebe, dan. of Samuel and Susanna Harris. 
May 21, Charity, dau. of Benjamin and Lydia Hooper. 

" 28, Robert, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Shepard. 

June 4, Lemuel, son of John and Anna Smith. 

" II, Miriam, dau. of Jacob and Sarah Bradbury. 

Samuel, son of Obed and Sarah Emery. 
Ichabod Arston, son of Joshua and Susanna Maddock. 
Eunice, dau. of Ebenezer and Abigail Brown. 
" 18, Olive, dau. of Mr. Samuel and Mrs. Mercy Jordan. 

David, son of David and Mary Thomas. 
July 2, Joshua, son of Joshua and Sarah Warren. 

Anna, dau. of Moses and Mary Farren. 
Aug. 13, Ephraim, son of Ephraim and Mary Stimson. 

Sarah, dau. of Joseph and Hannah Hilton. 
" 20, Sewell, son of Nathan and Olive Woodman. 

Mary, dau. of Matthias and Rachel Redlon. 





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Aug. 27, 1858. Desire, dau. of Brian and Anna Fletcher. 

Dorcas, dau. of William and Mary Gutteridge. 
Sept. 17, Hannah, dau. of Jeremiah and Mary Hill. 

Hepsibah, dau. of Samuel and Mary Fletcher. 

William, son of John and Hannah Farrin. 

Olive, dau. of Benjamin and Betty Mason. 

Elizabeth, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Gilpatrick. 

John Bartlet, servant to John and Dearing. 

Mary, dau. of Andrew and Mary Bradstreet. 

Anna, dau. of Ebenezer and Abigail Brown. 

Sarah, dau. of James and Sarah Gray. 
1759. Rosanneth, dau. of Josiah and Susannah Davis. 

Reuben, son of Benjamin and Ann Hill. 
Feb. II, Joseph, son of Rishworth Esq., and Mrs. Abigail Jordan. 

" 25, John, son of Ebenezer and Hannah Ayer. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Jeremiah jr., and Margret Brown. 

Mary, dau. of Caleb and Margret Patterson. 
Mar. 18, Susanna, dau. of Thomas and Susanna Emery. 

" 25, Hannah Gorden, an adult person. 

Ebenezer, son of Taylor and Tabitha Gray. 

Lavina, dau. of Daniel and Mary Smith. 

Mathias, son of John and Anna Murch. 
Apr. 8, Thomas, son of Thomas and Reliance Edgcomb. 

Miriam, dau. of Andrew and Martha Gorden. 

Joseph, son of Samuel and Olive Lincut (?) 

Phebe, dau. of James and Abiel Stackpole. 

Isaac, son of Isaac and Mary Gilpatrick. 

Jane, dau. of Christopher and Jane Gilpatrick. 

Daniel, son of William and Mary Goodridge. 

Abigail, dau. of Jacob and Abigail Bradbury. 

Moses, son of Moses and Mary Ferren. 

Nathaniel, son of Benjamin and Agnes Jellison. 

Anna, dau. of Thomas and Eunice Young. 

Abijah, son of Haven and Miriam Tarbox. 

Joshua, son of Joshua and Lydia McLucas. 

Jonathan, son of Jonathan and Mary Rummery. 

Mary, dau. of Isaac and Joanna Hancock. 

Jane, dau. of John and Eleanor Main. 





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Aug. 5, 1759. Abigail Preable, dau. of John and Abigail Donnel. 

Benjamin and Mary Durell (?) 

'' 12, Stephen, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Dyer. 

Joseph, son of Samuel and Sarah Haley. 

Sarah, dau. of Nath^^ and Abigail Perkins. 

Nathaniel and Solomon, sons of Solomon and Abigail Roger. 

Rachel, dau. of William and Rebeckah Rumery. 

Molly, dau. of Benjamin and Deborah Gooch. 

Catharine Treworgy, an adult person. 

Samuel, son of Theophilus and Olive Smith. 

Joseph, son of Elisha and Sarah Staple. 

Abigail, dau. of Joseph and Sarah Haley. 

Ephraim, son of Daniel and Patience Ridlen. 

Molly, dau. of Joseph jr. and Elizabeth Tarbox. 

Dominions, son of John and Anna Smith. 

Tristram, son of Mr. Samuel and Mrs. Mercy Jordan. 
1760. Mary, dau. of Mary and Robert Cole, 

Lucretia, dau. of Jonathan and Charity Smith. 

Olive, dau. of Amos and Sarah Chase. 

Samuel, son of Joseph and Dyer. 

Robert, son of Samuel and Mary Davis. 

Joseph, son of Joseph and Hannah Banks. 

Stephen, son of John and Abigail Tarbox. 

Dominicus, son of Roger and Mary Smith. 
" 27, Ralph, son of Obed and Sarah Emery. 

Mary, dau. of Brian and Anna Fletcher. 
May 4, Ephraim Briant, an adult person. 

James Gardiner, son of Dr. Donald and Elizabeth Cummings. 

Catharine, dau. of James and Eleanor Jamison. 
" 18, Edward, son of Benjamin and Jemima Nason. 

Joseph, son of John and Mary Nason. 

Sarah, dan. of Henry and Sarah Pendexter. 
" 25, Eleanor Googins, an adult person. 

Jacob, son of Jacob and Margret Brown. 
" 31, Jerathuel Briant, an adult person. 

Daniel, son of Jerathuel and Sarah Briant. 

George, son of David and Mary Thomas. 
June 8, Joseph, son of William and Rachel Haley. 



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Juue 15, 1760. James, son of Ezra and Sarah Davis. 

Eunice, dau. of Joseph and Shuah Libby. 
Joseph Pike, son of Andrew and Martha Gorden. 
July 6, Olive, dau. of Capt. Tristram and Hannah Jordan. 

Jeremiah, son of Josiah and Sarah Stimson, 
Dominicus, son of Joshua and Sarah Warren. 
Abigail, dau. of Richard and Sarah Berry. 
Hannah, dau. of Joseph and Hannah Cussens. 
'• 13, Anna, dau. of William and Rachel Haley. 

*' 20, Elizabeth, dau. of the Rev^. Mr. Moses and Mrs. Hannah Morrill. 

" 24, Andrew, son of Andrew and Mary Bradstreet. 

David, son of John and Margery Googins. 
Oct. 5, Edward, son of Edward and Elizabeth Rumery. 

" 19, Nathan, son of Haven and Miriam Tarbox. 

" 26, Reliance, dau. of James and Reliance Edgcomb. 

Joseph, son of John and Miriam Kinrick. 
Nov. 16, Rebeckah, dau. of Capt. Jeremiah and Mary Hill. 

Eunice, dau. of Jacob and Abigail Bradbury. 
Dec. 24, Cadwalader, son of James and Sarah Gray. 

" 28, Mary, dau. of Benjamin and Lydia Hooper. 

Jan. II, 1761. Mary, dau. of Philip and Mary Goldthwait. 
Lydia, dau. of John and Elizabeth Fletcher. 
Jeremiah, son of William and Mary Goodridge. 
" 18, John, son of Benjamin and Agnes Jellison. 

Mar. 8, Nathaniel, son of Daniel and Mary Smith. 

Margret, dau. of Moses and Elizabeth Deshon. 
Thomas, son of Thomas and Eunice Young. 
" 22, Sarah, dau. of Dea, Simon and Lydia Wingate. 

James, son of Christopher and Jane Gilpatrick. 
Apr. 17, Winthrop, son of Jacob and Sarah Bradbury. 

John, son of John and Dearing. 

Hannah, dau. of William and Jane Jamison. 

Abigail, dau. of Benjamin and Webster. 

" 26, Daniel, son of John and Elizabeth Patterson. 

Sarah, dau. of Josiah and Susanna Davis. 
May 3, Mary, dau. of Jame^ and Mary Staple. 

Samuel, son of James and Abiel Stackpole. 
" 31, Martin, son of James and Eleanor Jamison. 



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June 7, 1 761, Margery and Elizabeth, daus. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Scamman. 
" 21, Anna, dau. of Taylor and Tabitha Gray. 

John, son of Mathias and Rachel Ridlen. 
" 28, Ruth, dau. of Moses and Mary Bradbury. 

Molly Woodman, an adult person. 
July 5, Abiel, dau. of Joseph and Hepzibah Dyer. 

" 12, Sarah, dau. of John and Eleanor Main. 

Elizabeth, dau. of William and Rebeckah Rumery. 
Aug. 2, Sylvanus, son of Mr. Samuel and Mrs. Mary Jordan. 

" 9, Charity and Molly, daus. of Thomas and Charity Rumery. 

" 23, Joseph and Benjamin, sons of Benjamin and Elizabeth Hill. 

Sept. 6, Samuel, son of Rishworth Esq., and Mrs. Abigail Jordan. 

Abiel. dau. of Robert and Mary Cole. 
Oct. 4, Donald, son of Dr. Donald and Mrs. Elizabeth Cummings. 

Ebenezer, son of Samuel and Sarah Dennett. 
Sarah, dau. of John and Anna Smith. 
" 25, William, son of Benj". and Deborah Gooch. 

Nov. 15, Caryl, son of Benjamin and Hannah Tarbox. 

Lucretia, dau. of Daniel and Susanna Smith. 
'• 22, Abigail, dau. of Elisha and Sarah Staple. 

Dec. 6, Olive, dau. of Nathaniel and Abigail Perkins. 

" 13, Jeremiah, son of Jeremiah and Bethesda Ridlen. 

" 27, Sarah, dau. of Jeruthael and Sarah Briant. 800. 

( To be continued.) 




Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 15 



BOOK OF EASTERN CLAIMS. 



TRANSCRIBED FROM THE ORIGINAL BY MRS. M. J. MOORE. 




Continued from Vol. VI. 

mow STEPHENS: Claimes a Tract of Land on y^ 
West side of Sheepscott River at y^ head of Wichcahas- 
sick Bay Containing in Quantity of about one hundred 
acres, which William Stephens her husband Deced built ahouse up- 
on and Dwelt thereon — 

Witness — Rob^ scott 

Thomas Jent 
Jn^. Brown Claimes a Tract of Land on y^ Eastern side of 
Damaris Cotta Riuer against y^ Lower falls, bounded ony^ Eastern 
side by a fresh water Brook runing out toy^ South west, from thence 
runing north East to y^ head of a long Coue at y^ middle falls, So 
runing down y^ Riuer again toy^ first bound marke. Also a Small 
medow lying in ye woods about Two miles off, and ab* adozen acres 
of medow at y^ north End of Smelts Coue medow : all w^^' possesed 
and Enjoyed Ten years before the Indian warrs. 

Witness: Robert Scott: Isaac Taylor: Tho^. Jent. 
Isaac Taylor. Son of Jn°. Taylor Deced Claimes a Tract of 
Land ony^ west side of Damaris Cotta River in shepscott Town- 
ship: y^ late possession of sd Jn^. Taylor. Beginning at three Coues 
and runninn upon a Straight Line into the fresh medow to apoint 
of Land, lying ony*^ north side of Walter Phillips^ Cart path so 
down toy^ medow Brook toy^ parting of the Brookes to y^ west side 
of y^ medow & so to y^ upland, then northerly up along the upland 
toy® head of the Swamp to y® Taile of y^ fresh pond So runing 
down toy® fresh falls, down to a Salt pond & so runing down to the 



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three Coues aforesd, all y^ medow & upland within sd bounds all 
w*-^^' sd Jn^. Taylor was possessed upwards of fifty years and En- 
joyed y^ same peaceably Till y*^ first Indian warrs. 

Witness. Rob^ Scott, John Brown: Jn^. Allen: Tho^. Jent 



RiCHD Patishall, Claimes by Patten^ from Coll: Dungan 400 
acres in New Dartmouth or the North East Side of Sheepscott 
River at a place Called Wichcassick beginning at a pine Tree on 
apoint by the Water 180 Pole to an A [^ ^] Tree by the Water 
markt on 4 sides, then ranging Norwest 500 pole to a pine tree 
being the North East Corner, thence South west 128 Pole &c & a 
Small Islett lying at Sm^^ Brooke w*^ 50 acres medow Another Is- 
land in Kennebec River Called puddle Stone Island w^'^ other 
Small Islands on y^ Southward of sd sland, Wind mill Island, Two 
little Rock Islands and Duck Island. Patten^ Dated: i8t\ Sept^^^. 
1686— 



Henrv Champoise : Claimes for him Selfe as Legatee and heire 
to his father Henry Champnoise formerly of Wennegance iny^ 
Eastwar^^ pts Deceased all the plantation formerly belonging toy^ 
sd Henrys fTather that lyes between Damaris Cotta River and 
Sheepscott River toy^ East, Except the medow Called Lobster Coue 
medow, and the planting ffeild adjoing to it. And y^ sd Henry 
further Claimes all that Marsh Called the Two Baker Marsh. Also 
he Claimes in the behalf e of his Brother William Champnoise the 
Said Lobster Coue medow, and the Planting ffeild adjoining to it. 

And y^ Said Henry Champnoise Daughter of his Brother James 
all that planting feild that lyes next y^ mill pond, these Claimes are 
by vertue of theire ffathers will: Dated 13: June: 1679 

*Fded. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 17 

Mary Allen formerly ] In behalfe of her Selfe and Children 
Mason ) by her former husband Jn° Mason 

Claimes one neck of Land in Sheeps Cott River, bounded fromy^ 
ffalls over a Cove to a parcell of Pines, and from thence right over 
y^ Said neck unto the head of another Cove on y^ Eastward Side 
ofy® neck, and a parcell of Marsh ground lying ony^ other side of 
y^ River, Southerly, which bounds is from y^ Burnid Island which 
is y^ Northern End of it, and from thence to a ffreshett Called y^ 
Ovens Mouth all the said Marshes ony^ Southward side of the River 
^th ye plane joining to it. With a parcell of marsh lying atye head 
of Allen ffalls — Deed dat. Jan^: 20^^: 1652 Sworne to by Nathan^^ 
Draper one of y^ witnesses. 15^^^ March: 66: 67: | 

Before Nicho. Reynold. Just peace — 

Purchased of Rob'^ Hood 
Dick Swack, Jack Pudding 
Jndians who signed 

said Deed 

Entered & Recorded: Decemb^: y^ 7^^: 
65 — By Walter Phillips Record'':= 



Stephen Hussay of y^ Town of Hampton Claimes the full halfe 
for quantity & quality of that whole Tract of Land whether upland 
marrishes or medows formerly purchased by J no. Tucker late of 
Cape Annawaggen of Robin Whood an Indian Sachem y^ same 
scittuate and being neer the Town of Sheepscott the Records 
whereof may appear upon Record iny^ Town of Sheepscott, as p^ 
a Deed from John Tucker aforesd. Dated July: y^ 2d: 1695 — 
acknowledged before mr Thomas Mayhew Gouern^ July 6^^: 1695 
as p'' a Coppy thereof Exhibited Taken from y^ Records of Dukes 
County, dated, 20^^ Septemb^ 1701 Attested by 

Mathew Mayhew Reg^ 



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Nehemiah or — 

ffRANCis WiLLOUGABY In Hght of his Grand fathr Henry Barthol- 
omew of Salem: Deced. Claimes a Dwelling house fishing stage 
and Salt house w*^ the Land belonging to it at Dam aris Coue And 
a Neck of Land in Sheepscott River Com'only Called the Little 
Neck, which his Said Grandfather bought of Mordecai Craftone of 
Salem aforsd: Deed dated 21: i: mo. 1663-4 acknowledged 21.1°. 
m. 1663-4: 

Jn^: Hawthorne Esq'^.- of Salem^ Claimes a Tract of Land ad- 
joining to Sheepscott River Containing about nine Thousand acres, 
being iny^ County of Co[^ru] well So Called, and is bounded on 
the East w^^ Winnegance Called Arrow Smith Land or Two Bacon 
Bay and the Creek w^^^ divides Winnegance aforesaid from sd Land, 
and So along the Sea Coast Westward unto Sheeps Cutt River, and 
So upsd River Seven miles, unto y® head of the North West pas- 
sage, and toy^ Cutt ofy® back River, and so down to Winnegance 
Together with all the Islands and Isletts, medows marshes, with all 
the harbours & Creeks Coves and Rivers Contained in sd Tract or 
line, bought of Henry Curtes of Beverly in New England as p'^ 
Deed. Dated 15^^* Ap^ill: 1690: acknowledged the Same Day 

^Nathan^l Wallis Claimes four acres of Marsh ground lying in 
y^ place Called Wesgoostukett: being betwixt Arasicket Riuer & 
WestgoStugge River Bought by him of Richard Bray and Rebecka 
Bray his wife Then Inhabitants of sd Westgoostucket, as p^ Deed 
the 29^^ of octob^. 1672 — acknowledged Novem^ 7^^ 1681. Before 
Humphry Davie Aissi^ 

^Nathan^l Wallis 1 Claimes fforty acres of upland, and fifteen 

of Casco — ) acres of Marsh Joining both together 

situate & being: between Weso^oostuckett Riuer and Arasicket Riuer 

*Thus in the copy attested by *'J Willard Secry." 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 19 

the marsh being bounded w^^ a River Com'only Called y^ little 
River the upland Joining toit. By him purchased of John Cousens 
and Richard Bray and Rebecca Bray his wife, as p^ a Coppy of a 
Deed thereof under y^ hands and as is there in sd Seals of 
Witnessed by Fra. Hooke 1 John Cousens Mark: The 
John Lock > mark of Richard Bray & 
Richard Martin ) y^ Mark of Rebecca Bray: 
Deed Dated 29^^ Octob^ 1672 

3NathanLL I Claimes All that Plantation w^^ the rights & 
Wallis f p^'viledges there unto belonging w^^ lately be- 

longed To Thomas Wise lying and being within The Town Ship of 
ffalmouth iny^ County of Yorke Containing Two hundred acres of 
upland and a Quantity of marsh, Together w*^"* all houses Ediffices 
gardens woods underwoods profits p^viledges & Comodities 
w^soeuer did belong unto the Said Thomas Wise by grant or pos- 
session and of w^^^ y^ sd Thomas Wise by Roger Spencers order 
did put y^ sd Nathan^^ Wallis in possession of. As like wise Three 
acres of marsh more then Ever was belonging toy^ sd Thomas 
Wise. The upland being bounded on the South West Side by 
George Lewis his Lott, and ony^ North East Side by Richard 
Martins Lott. By him purchased of Roger Spencer of Saco in y^ 
County of Yorke as p'' Deed: Signed and Sealed Jn y^ p^sence of 
John Hale And sd Deed Attested to by 

Francis Neale y^ act of Cap* Roger Spen- 
cer Sepemb* 20*^^ Day: 1660 
Before Robert Jordan Associat As also sd Jordans Indorsm* of his 
Confirmation ofy^ three acres of marsh p^ticularly Exprest in sd 
Deed: under his hand Die predicto. &c — 

Mr. James Plaisted | Claimes fifty acres of upland and Twenty 
of Yorke — j acres of Marsh at Saco lying upon Ran- 

dalls River So Called in Right of his wife Lydia, which will 
appear by Town Grant — 



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Lewis Tucker Claimes Land in Casco Bay: Vt: 200 acres lying 
upon y^ maine N. W from Clapboard Island, butting upony^ Bay 
neer y^ midway between Broad Cove & Mussle Coue forty pole 
front toy^ Water side and from thence back to marked Trees iny® 
woods N W: bounded between John Tucker ony^ East side & 
Ebenezer Davenr.ort ony^ W Side Granted by The Town of ffal- 
mouth: laid out by y^ select men. Viz George Ingerson M^ Secum 
James Andros Walter Gendal, M^ Clark Capt Brackett 

Jn^ Tucker Claimes 100 acres bounded upon y^ W Side on his 
Brother Lewis E. on Eiisha Andross front 4o pole back N W. to 
marked Trees, granted & laid out by y® Same Town and Towns- 
men — as p^ a Script thereof Exhibited 

Edw^^ Tyng Esq^ ] Claimes an Island lying neer Sheepscot 
of Boston his V Riuer Called Joslin's Hand formerly sold 

Daughter Willard J to Edw^^ Tyng Esq^ by Abra Jocelin and 
his wife Beteris, by Deed signed & sealed and Right giuen up by 
them before Lawfull Authority, and Adisclaim thereof under the 
hand and Seal of sd Beteris formerly Jocelin, Since Bosworth Dated 
May y^ 18^^: 1683, and acknowledged sd 18^^ May 1683. Before 

John Hull asst 
Item The Confirmacon thereof Indorsed, As being sold to sd 
Josling, and by him sold to Edwd Tyng Esq^ by Robert Hood & as 
being by him Confirmed toy^ Mary Tyng widow of sd Edward 
Tyng Esq^ In p^sence of John Sollondine Andrew Cooke 

John Tucker as heire to his ffather John Tucker Some time of 
Shipscott Riuer, ffisherman Deced Claimes a Tract of Land Sold 
to his sd ffather iny^ y'' 1662 by Reamega otherwise Robin hood 
Indian Sagamore, vizt. All the Lands from y^ North Side of 
Munsweecks Great River up alongst the main River as far as Coue 
Segon being as far as Thomas Cliues Lease runs down the River 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 21 

and so to run four miles due north from y^ main River of Cowse- 
gon, being Called by y® English the lower narrows w^^ all the 
p^uiledge of Timber marsh or Marshes fresh or Salt w^^ the 
p^uiledges of y^ two Rivers Called y^ Munsweegs &c as p^ a Coppy 
from y^ Records of the Eastern parts. Recorded iny^ old Book of 
Records, pag 25— w^'^ y^ mark of Robin hood, and a blottfor a seal. 
Sealed and Delivered inp^sence of John Mason Thomas Gint 
Elisabeth Gint 

M^ Edward Hutchinson in behalalfe of him Selfe & the heires 
of Majo'^ Thomas Clark & Capt Thomas Lake Claimes, acertain 
House Stage Room &c upon Dammaras Coue Island which sd 
Clark & lake had deliuered tothem, for Dbet Toy^ m due from 
Robert Parker an inhabitant (Sometime) upon Damaras Cove 
Jsland, as p'' the Delivery thereof w*^ y^ appurces under y^ hands 
ofy® apprizers vizt Robert Gammon and Elias Tricke Sworn before 
Tho. Danforth and Edward Tyng — Assistants 

Edward Hutchinson iny^ behalfe of him Selfe & the heires of 
Captain Thomas Clark & M^ Tho^ Lake of Boston merch*^ Claimes 
the houseing and Land formerly of W"^ Davis of Negwasset To 
them sd Clark & Lake Sold By Richard Pots and Margaret his 
wife formerly the wife of sd W"^ Dauis, as p^ awriting under the 
hands & Seals of Richard Potts Dated June 24^^^ 1661: well wit- 
nessed, and further made manifest by awriting under the hands 
of sd Richard Pots & Margaret Pots Inclosed in sd writing Dated 
25^^ June 1661 — 

See a Short Entry pag 57 aty^ foot of y^ Claimes ther Entered — 

Col°: Sam^l Checkly Esqr and Timothy Prout of Boston iny^ 
County of Suffolk merchants in behalfe of the heirs of Capt Joshua 
Scottow late of Boston Claime a Tract of Land lying*in Shipscott 
River which Thomas Cleves a ffisherman of Cape Annawaggin 



22 Maine Historical and Ge^iealogical Recorder, 

purchased of Robin hood Sagamore and Proprietor of sd River 
Containing four English miles more or less bounded w*^ the Said 
River the South East and Extending fromy® lower most narrows or 
Straights to the upper narrows in breadth and from Each of them 
into the Country upon a north west line four English miles accord- 
ing to a Deed Signed by the sd Robin Hood, bearing Date y® 28^^ 
of Decemb^ 1662, Together w*^ the house fences appur^^^. w*^ all y^ 
Trees underwoods lying being or growing thereupon as in sd Deed 
under y^ hand of Thomas Cleues aforesd, bearing Date y^ 5^^ day 
of June one Thousand Six hundred Sixty Six, and Seizing & pos- 
session giuen by Twigg and Turf of y^ sd Tract of Land in p'^sence 
of ffrancis Brown and Andrew Way, Said Andrew Way Did attest 
upon oath toy^ p^misses before Henry Joslin Justice of Peace June 
y^ 8th: 1666, also Thomas Savage John Tamling did at the Same 
time attest upon oath before thesd Justice that y^ lustrum* Signed 
sd Cleues was his y^sd Cleues his act & Deed ; as p^ sd Deed En- 
tered & Recorded by Walter Phillips Recorder, June y^ 24*^: 1667. 
In a Certain Book of Records, of Eastern Lands pag^. 40 | 41 — 
and further Strengthened, by the Euidences of John Tucker 
and Andrew Way, as Sworne of Record in y^ Same book of Records 
page 54 — 

To be continued. 




Maine Historical aitd Genealogical Recorder. 23 

DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM WOODWARD OF BATH, 
MAINE, WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF HIS ANCESTRY. 



COMPILED BY FRANK E. WOODWARD, MALDEN, MASS. 



I. (I). WALTER WOODWARD, the ancestor of William 
came from England as early as 1633. He located first at Ply- 
mouth/ but in 1635 he bought lands and settled in Scituate. In 
1640 he was proposed to be made freeman, and March 2, 1641 was 
admitted freeman and sworn.- He was appointed by the court Sur- 
veyor of Highways for Scituate in 1645 and 1646, and again in 1656. 
His house was on Kent St.; but he owned other lands in various parts 
of the town and also in Weymouth3. No record of his marriage 
or death can be found, but he was alive as late as i68i4. 

From the town, and Plymouth Colony records the following list 
of his children has been compiled and believed to be correct; al- 
though the exact order of births is uncertain. 

2 I. Benjamin, m. Deborah 5. Killed in King Philips war 1676. 

3 2. Walter, b. 1645 ; m. in 1669, and settled in Little Compton, R. I.^ 

4 3. Thomas, m. Feb. 8, 1666, Deborah Daman. 

5 4. Joseph, m. Jan. 6, 1669, Sarah Stockbridge. 

1. Mch. 27, 1634, "Walter Woodart" was assessed 9 shillings for the public use" Ply. Col. 

Rec. Book I. p. 29. 

2. Mch. 2, 1641 "Walter Woodward" of Scituate was admitted freeman and sworn." Ply. 

Col. Rec. Book II. p. 8. 

3. Ply. Col. Records. Book IV. p. 75. 

4. Ply. Col. Records. Book VII. p. 238. 

5. In the second or South Parish records the following baptisms are recorded. "July 16, 

1682 Deborah, the wife of Benjamin Woodward: Children, Elizabeth and Deborah. 
6- See Little Compton Town Records. 

7. See Deane's Hist. Scituate, p. 384. Also Caulkins' Hist., Norwich, Conn., p. 242. 

8. Mary Ingham of Scituate was indicted Mch. 1676 for practicing witchcraft on Me- 
hitable Woodworth, dau. of Walter Woodworth, and was tried before a jury of twelve 
men. She was found "not guilty." Ply. Col. Records, Book V., p. 223. 



24 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

6 5. Mary, b. Mch. 10, 1650; m. Dec. 24, 1677, Aaron Simons. 

7 6. Martha, m. June 1679, Lieut. Lachary Daman. 

8 7. Isaac, m. Lydia . Settled in Norwich, Conn?. 

9 8. Elizabeth, probably unmarried. 

10 9. Mehitable, b. Aug. 15, 16625, probably unmarried. 

2-1 1 (II) BENJAMIN ^00\}^ A.'^\^\{Benjamin\ Walter^) 

m. Deborah . He was a soldier in King Philips war and 

lost his life. In 1776 the town assigned certain lands to Charles 
Stockbridge, for the use of his family, in consideration of military 
services rendered. 

CHILDREN. 

12 I. Elizabeth. 

13 2. Deborah. 

14 3. Abigail. 

15 4. Robert. 

15-16 (III). ROBERT WOODWARD, the only son of Ben- 
jamin. {Robert^, Benjamin^, William^) m. Bethia — — -. He lived 
to a good old age. He was admitted to the Second Parish Church, 
Scituate, in 1730, when upwards of 70 years of age.^ 



Deane in his History of Scituate, spells the name uniformly, Woodworth, but in the 
Plymouth Colony Records from 1633 to 1676, with two exceptions, the name is spelled 
Woodward. The town records are about equally divided between Woodward and 
Woodworth. Walter, Thomas, Joseph and Isaac, and their descendants in all proba- 
bility, retained the latter form, and so far as I have been able to ascertain, nearly all 
the Woodworths in the New England States and Canada are descendants of these four 
brothers. "Benjamin's family on the other hand continued to spell the name Wood- 
ward. His widow was baptized (South Parish Records,) July 16, 1682, as Deborah, 
wife of Benjamin Woodward, and his family is entered on the town records as Wood- 
ard. His descendants have been quite numerous and so far as known, with one excep- 
tion, (that of a grandson, Benjamin, from whom Samuel, the poet is descended,) have 
always retained the original spelling. 

In addition to the documentary evidence here given, (which appears to me conclusive) 
in proof of the theory that the name of the first emigrant was Woodward, it may be 
said that there is no surname "Woodworth" mentioned in any of the English works 
on pedigrees, while that of Woodward is quite common. A. "woodward" was an 
officer of the King's forest whose duty it was to guard the woods ; hence the surname. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 25 

CHILDREN. 

17 T. Bethia, b. Dec. 5, 1685 ; m. May 6, 17 18, Benjamin Tower. 

18 2. James, b. Jan. 25, 1687 ; d. Feb. 17, 1694. 

19 3. Benjamin, b. May 31, 1690; m. Aug. 17, 1713, Mary Wright. He m. 

2nd. Feb. 14, 1716, Ann Torrey. 

20 4. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 23, 1692. 

21 5. Joanna, b. Feb. 20, 1694-5. 

22 6. Robert, b. Apr. 15, 1697; m. 1719, Deborah Sylvester. 

23 7. Mary, b. Apr. 27, 1699. 

24 8. Deborah, b. May 11, 1701. 

25 9. Ann, b. May 4, 1704. 

26 10. Lydia, b. Sept. 3, 1706. 

27 Ti. James, b. Aug. 9, 1709. 

27-28 (IV.) JAMES WOODWARD, the youngest son of 
Robert, {James^, Robert^, Benjami^i-, Walter^'^ b. Aug. 9, 1709: m. 
I St., Dec. 16, 1 73 1, Sarah, dau. of Thomas Soper of Scituate, and 
had nine children. He m. 2nd, Feb. 15, 1749, Mrs. Mary Vinal, 
widow of John Vinal Jr., and dau. of Anthony and Ann (Smith) 
Stetson, of Scituate, and had five children. James died in 1758, 
and his widow married 3rd Nov. 28, 1770, James Lambert of 
Scituate. 

CHILDREN BY FIRST WIFE. 

29 I. James, b. Sept. 17, 1732 ; d. in infancy. 

30 2. Lydia, b. Aug. 31, 1734; d. July 8, 182 1 ; unm. 

31 3. Sarah, b. Mar. 27, 1736; d. in infancy. 

32 4. Bethia, b. Jan. 23, 1737. 

T^T^ 5. Sarah, b. Apr. 14, 1740; m. Oct. 19, 1769, Shearjashub Bourn. 

34 6. Mary, b. May 14, 1742. 

35 7- Joseph, b. June 6, 1744. 

36 8. John, b. 1746; m. Apr. 11, 1771, Mary Hodgkins of Georgetown, Me., 

and settled in Lisbon. 

37 9. Elizabeth, b. 1748. 

2. Second Parish Records, Scituate, Mass. 



26 Maine Historical a^td Genealogical Recorder, 

CHILDREN BY SECOND WIFE. 

38 10. Samuel, b. Oct. 9, 1750. Settled in Bristol, Me. 
43-39 II- William, b. July 12, 1752. The subject of this sketch. 

40 12. James, b. Aug. 12, 1754. 

41 13. Elisha, b. Sept. 27, 1756. 

42 14. Benjamin, b. Oct. 7, 1758; m. Dolly Lowell of Bath, Me. Settled in 

Topsham. No children. 




IMt: Hoiirtt OF E2RA AND WVILLIAM WOODWARD, 

BATH, MAINE. 



39-43. (V) WILLIAM WOODWARD, [William^ James^ 
Robert^, Benjamin^, Walter^, the second son of James and Mary 
(Vinal) Woodward, was born in Scituate July 12, 1752 ; m. in 1776, 
i^.) Mehitable, dau. of Benjamin and Martha (Hudson) Beal of 
Hingham. The date of her birth is not recorded but she was bap- 
tized Nov. 4, 1750. WilHam moved first to Georgetown, Me., where 
his children were born, afterwards to Bath where he built him the 
house, represented in the accompanying view, in which he resided 
the remainder of his life. He was a carpenter and builder by trade. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 27 

Mehitable was admitted to the Congregational church at Bath, Oct. 
20, 181 3. WilHam died Dec. 7, 1826, and Mehitable died Dec. 
24,1842; aged 92 years. 

CHILDREN. 

44 I. Samuel, b. Oct. 1777; d. Jan. 22, 1781. 

91-45 2. William, b. Jan. 8, 1779. 

129-45 3. Ezra. b. May 5, 1781. 

47 4. Rhoda. b. Apr. 11, 1783 ; m. at Bath, Jan. 30, 1805, William Dickman 

Whitmore, son of John and Hiildah (Crooker) Whitmore of Medford, 
Mass. He was born Nov. 3, 1781, and died at Bath. Feb. 17, 18 19. 
Rhoda died Jan. 6, 18 15. Children: 

48 I. Charles, b. Dec. 19, 1805; d. Mch. 24, 1807. 

49 2. Charles O., b. Nov. 2, 1807; m. in Boston Dec. 22, 1830, Lovice, dau. of John 

and Rebecca (Lombard) Ayers of Boston. She died Sept. 27, 1849, "^^^^ ^^ 
married 2nd, Oct. 30th, 185 1, Mary E. Blake, b. 1809, dau. of John Tarbell 
of Cambridge and wid. of George Blake Jr. of Boston. He died in Boston, 
Nov. 15, 1885. Children: 

1. Charles J., b. Apr. 27, 1834. 

2. William H., b. Sept. 6, 1836. 

3. Martha H., b. Sept. 5, 1838. 

4. Anna L., b. Sept. 16, 1840. 

5. Charlotte R., b. Mar. 9, 1843. 

6. Creighton, b. Dec. 16, 1845; ^'^'^^ ^P^- ^S. 1848. 

Martha, b. May 9, 1810; d. Nov. 3, 1814. 

Huldah, b. Aug. i, 1812; m. Feb. 22, 1854, William G., son of William and 
Mary R. (Fessenden) Barrows of Brunswick, Me. He was born at Yar- 
mouth, Me., Jan. 12, 182 1 ; was graduated from Bowdoin College, 1839; 
studied law in Portland and Norridgewolk and settled in Brunswick. He 
was Judge of the probate court of Cumberland County from 1856 to 1863, 
and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Maine from 1863 to 1884. 
Huldah died May 18, 1867, and he m. 2nd at Portland, July 16, 1872, Mary 
R., dau. of Thomas and Eliza C. (Partridge) Fessenden of Fryeburg, Me. 
Judge Barrows died at Brunswick, Apr. 6, 1886. No children. 

58 5. Rachel, b. Oct. i, 1787; m. at Bath Oct. 2, 1806, Bailey Jenkins, b. 
Feb. 3, 1779, son of Thomas and Hannah (Clapp) Jenkins of Scituate 
Mass. Settled in Scituate. He was a trader and farmer by occupa- 
tion and died June 6, 1864. Rachel died Mar. 11, 1873, aged 85 
years. Children : 



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51 




52 




53 




54 




55 




56 


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57 


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59 I. Thomas Bailey, b. Aug. 7, 1807; d. Aug. 26, 1830; unm. 

60 2. William Woodward, b. Aug. 7, 1807; m. at Robbinston, Me., Oct. 3, 1832, 

Hannah Howard, dau. of Joseph and Cyrene (Holt) Poor of Camden, Me. 
She was born Apr. 27, 181 5. Wm. removed from Robbinston in 1850, and 
lived successively in East Boston and Charlestown, Mass., Hixton, Wis., and 
Scituate, Mass. Hannah died at Hixton, Aug. 31, 1874. Wm. was living 
in Scituate in 1888. Children : 

61 I. Zeruiah Higgins, b. Feb. 4, 1834. 

62 2. Thomas Bailey, b. Dec. 15, 1838. 

63 3. Roberta, b. Mch. 28, 1841. 

64 4. Cyrene Poor, b. Oct. 25, 1848. 

1 1 1-65 3. Turner Hatch, b. Jan. 18, 1810; m. at Lowell, Mass., Oct. 5, 1833, Sarah Little 

dau. of William and Hannah (Sprague) Woodward of Bath. [See No. in.] 

66 4. Rachel Woodward, b. Apr. i, 1812; m. at So. Scituate, Apr. 5, 1830, Howard, 

son of Simeon and Lucy (Hatch) Litchfield of Scituate. He was born Jan. 
13, 1803, and lived in Roxbury. He died in Boston, Mch. 13, 1866, and his 
widow was living in Boston in 1888. Children : 

67 I. Thomas Howard, b. Nov. 18, 1834. 

68 2. George Sewall, b. Apr. 17, 1837; killed in battle near Newburn, 

N. C, June 5, 1862. 

69 3. Theodore Edson, b. Apr. 26, 1839. 

70 4. Albert Sumner, b. Jan. 5, 1841. 

71 5. Louise, b. May 24, 1844. 

72 6. Sarah Welch, b. Aug. 16, 1846. 

73 7. Elwyn Everett, b. Dec. 30, 1848. 

74 5. Harvey Hatch, b. Oct. 21, 1814; unmarried. He is a ship carpenter by trade. 

Of late years a farmer. He lives at So. Scituate. 

75 6. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 26, 1789 ; m. at Bath March 18, 1816, Abel Moul- 

ton', b. Aug. 5, 1794, son of John and Sarah Donnell of Bath. Abel 
died May 31, 1828, and Elizabeth died Nov. 22, 1838. 

CHILDREN. 

76 I. Adeline Elizabeth, b. at Brunswick, Jan. 9, 1817; m. at Bath Oct. 9, 1845, 

Joseph, G., son of Benjamin and Sarah (Hilton) Stone of Rockland, Me. 
Removed to Haverhill, Mass. Joseph died Apr. 2, 1888. Widow still living 
at Haverhil. Children . 

77 I. Joseph, b. Oct. 20, 1846; d. Sept. 18, 1847. 

78 2. Josephine Augusta, b. Feb. 10, 1848. 

79 3. Washington Franklin, b. May 11, 1850; died Jan. 28, 1853. 

80 4. John Franklin, b. Nov. 2, 1852. 

81 5. Ada May, b. July 17. 1855. 

82 6. Fred Hilton, b. Oct. 3, 1858 d. Nov. 17, 1862. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 29 

83 I. John Page, b. in Brunswick, Dec. 5, 1821 ; m. at Bath Jan. 19, 1845, Mary, b. 

in England, Apr. 12, 1823, dau. of John and Judith (Flavill) Marriott. He 
died Jan. 7, 1870. Widow in 1888 still living in Bath. Children : 

84 I. Fannie, b. Feb. 10, 1847. 

85 2. Maria, b. Apr. 7, 1849. 

86 3. Addie, b. Sept. 12, 1851 ; d. Dec. 2, 1857. 

87 4. Charles, b. May 30, 1853. 

88 5. Rachel, b. Dec. 4, 1855. 

89 6. Fred, b. May 5, 1857 ; d. July 19, 1867. 

90 7. Mary, b. June 5, 1862. 

91 8. Vickie, b. Mch. 30, 1865 ; d. Mch. i, 1877. 

45-92 (VI). WILLIAM WOODWARD, {William^, William^ 
James^, Robert^, Benjamin-, Walter^) son of William and Mehita- 
ble Woodward, b. in Bath Jan. 8, 1779; m. at Bath Sept. 3, 1800. 
Hannah, dau. of Nathaniel and Hannah (Ford) Sprague^ formerly 
of Duxbury, Mass., but then of Bath. Hannah was born Oct. 5, 
1781; admitted to the Congl. church at Bath, Aug. 19, 1810 and 
died at Nantucket, Mass., Sept. 5, 1869. William died April 18, 
1859. 

CHILDREN. 

93 I. Caroline Wales, b. Feb. 22, 1801 ; m. Aug. i, 1822, Brooks McKenney^ 

son of Thomas and Abigail (Morrison) McKenney, of Bath. He 

was a ship carpenter. He died Mch. 1830, and Caroline m. 2nd at 



I. Abel Moulton Donnell was the youngest child of John and Sarah (Philbrook) Uon- 
nell of Bath. John Donnell and Sarah Philbrook (who was the first white child born 
in Bath,) were mar. Dec. 30, 1773. Chil. 

1. Sarah, b. Oct. 2, 1774. 

2. Molly Curtis, b. Apr. 16, 1776. 

3. John, b. Dec. 9, 1777. 

4. Joseph, b. Apr. 25, 1780. 

5. Joshua Philbrook, b. Apr. i, 1782. 

6. Hannah, b. May 20, 1784. 

7. Benjamin, b. Nov. 10, 1786. 

8. Hiram Curtis, b. Nov. 30, 1788; d. Apr. 13, 1789. 

9. Rachel Read, b. May 7, 1791; d. Feb. 15, 1807. 
10. Abel Moulton, b. Aug. 5, 1794. 

John Donnell, Sr. d. Apr. 14, 1822, aged 76 yrs., 3 mo. Sarah Donnell, his wife, died 
Apr. 15, 1822, aged 70 yrs. 



30 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Truro, Mass., June 7, 1833, John, son of Joshua and Hannah Knowles 
of that town. He was born Dec. 25, 1794, and died Feb. 13, 1834. 
CaroUne m. 3rd at Truro, Mch. 29, 1835, Capt. Elisha Freeman, of 
Provincetown. He died Nov. 7, 1855, and CaroHne died at her son's 
home in RosUndale, June 10, 1883. After the death of her first hus- 
band she changed her name to Kenney. Children : 

BY FIRST HUSBAND. 

94 I. Ann Maria Kenney, b.- June 8, 1823; m. at Provincetown, Sept. 14, 1846, 

Elisha Freeman Jr., son of Elisha and Phebe (Nickerson) Freeman, and 
removed to San Francisco, where he now resides. Ann Maria died at 
Shanghai, China, Apr. 4, 1867. Children : 

95 I. Eugene W., b. Dec. 7, 1847; d. June 27, 1852. 

96 2. Frederic W., b. Sept. 5, 1854. 

97 2. David Kenney, b. 1824; m. Ann Elizabeth Brooks. Children: 

98 I. George W., b. Feb. 8, 1849. 

99 3. James T. Kenney, b. Mch. 14, 1826; m. at Boston, Jan. 15, 1851, Tamazin, 

dau. of Joseph H. and Lucinda (Smith) Smith, of Provincetown. James 
T., d. Nov. 7, 1854. Widow in 1888, living in Provincetown. Children: 



1. Nathaniel Sprague of Duxbury, Mass., was born in 1748; mar. in Pembroke, Mass., July 

19, 1770 Hannah Ford, and had seven children, all born in Duxbury. Nathaniel moved 
with his family to Bath in the year 1784, and was engaged in building ships. He died 
Sept. 12, 1802. Hannah his widow died Aug. 8, 1916, aged 75 yrs. Children: 

1. Caroline, b. Feb. 2, 177 1 ; m. Atherton Wales. 

2. Sarah, b. Dec. 5, 1772; m. ist William Little; m. 2nd Oct. 8, 1807, Fobes Turner. 

3. Peleg, b. Sept. 23, 1774; m. Mary Blasland. 

4. Nathaniel, b. May 14, 1777 ; m. Nov. 25, 1800 Susanna Kimball. 

5. William, b. Mch. 27, 1779; d. Jan. 11, 1781. 

6. Hannah, b. Oct, 5, 1781 ; m. Sept. 3, 1800, William Woodward. 

7. Mercy, b. Feb. 29, 1784; m. Nov. 18, 1807, David Foote. 

2. Thomas McKenney, the father of Brooks came from Phippsburg, then a part of George- 

town. He married Abigail Morrison and had four children. He died in Bath in 
1803, andhis widow d. in 1833. Children : 

1. Brooks, b. ; m. Aug. i, m. 1822, Caroline Woodward of Bath. 

2. Charity, b. Mch. 30, 1797 m. July 21, 1825, Joel Edgecomb, and had four children. 
Mary Ann, b. Dec. 25, 1827. Joel and Joseph, twins, b. Jan. 17, 1830, and 
Thomas, b. Apr. 22,1833. Mr. Edgecomb d. at Bath, Sept. 11, 1836, and Charity 
m. 2nd, Zebulon Wright of Lewiston, Me. She d. Apr. 30, 1850. 

3. David, b. May 17, 1799; d. 1823. 

4. Lydia, b. Dec. 21, 1801 ; m. Dec. 18, 1820, John Beals, and d. Dec. 13. i860. 



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lOI 



103 
104 

106 

107 

156-108 

109 

I58-IIO 

65-111 



I. Lizzie Hannam, b. Mch. 31, 1854. 

4. Charles W. Kenney, b. July 5, 1828; m. at Provincetown, Nov. 17, 1854, 

Phebe Ann, dau. of Ebenezer and Ruth Pearce, who was born Dec. 20 
1834. She died in Boston, SejDt. 7, 1859, and he m. 2nd Apr. 4, 1861, 
Mrs. Mary A. Melley, b. Aug. 22, 1825, widow John E. Melley and dau. 
of John and Ann Burke. Living in Boston 1889. Children : 

BY FIRST WIFE. 

1. Ann Maria, m. J. Willard Bailey. 

BY SECOND WIFE. 

2. AltenaE., b. Feb. 24, 1863. 

3. Charles F., b. Oct. 18, 1866. 

BY THIRD HUSBAND. 

5. Lysander Putnam Freeman, b. July 13, 1838; m. at Boston Jan. 5, 1876, 

Mary Eliza, dau. of Joseph and Charlotte (Nary Woodworth, of 
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, who was born May 8, 1838. Children. 
I. Arthur H., b. Oct. i, 1876; d. Feb. 5, 1879. 

6. John Tyler Freeman, b. Feb. 16, 1841 ; m. Caroline F. Woodward. [See No. 

162.] 

2. James M. Mitchell, b. Sept. 19, 1893. 

3. Catharine Badger, b. May 6, 1806; d. Sept. 11, 1825. 

4. Samuel, b. July 13, 1809. 

5. Sarah Little, b. Jan. 29, 1811 ; m. at Lowell, Mass., Oct. 5, 1833, 

Turner Hatch Jenkins. [See No. 65.] Sarah died at Lowell, 
Dec. 26, 1856, 1856, and Turner died at Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 20, 
1675- 




32 Mai7ie Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



NEW MARBLEHEAD, NEW WINDHAM, ME, 



ECCLESIASTICAL MATTERS. 



REV. GEO. M. BODGE, LEOMINISTER, MASS. 



Relating to the organization of the Church in New Marblehead, 
we have gleaned several items which may stand in place of direct 
records. The Dedham Church records have the following item 
under the date of October i6, 1743. 

"Upon the desire of Mr. John Wight, the Church voted his dismission and 
letters testimonial, in order to his regular imbodying with those who propose (God 
willing) to lay in a foundation of a Church in New Marblehead, in the Eastern 
country." 

There is but little doubt that his wife Deliverance brought let- 
ters from her home church in Rehoboth, Mass. We do not know 
when Thomas Chute was chosen deacon, but we find him referred 
to with that title all along, and he retained the office until Oct., 1770, 
when, at his own request, by reason of the infirmities of age he was 
excused. From the gathering of the Church in 1743 he had dis- 
charged the office alone, a period of some twenty-seven years. In 
the Church records of Falmouth we find the following: 

" Thomas Chewt, Mary, his wife, and Abigail his daughter, in God's Providence, 
having removed to a new settlement called New Marblehead, were dismissed, as 
was also Thomas Haskell, in order to the embodying a church there, there being a 
paucity of members, and he living in the neighborhood, though within the bounds 
of this parish." 

From all sources of information, and reckoning the list which 
Rev. Mr. Smith gives at the time of his ordination, compared with 
those admitted or dismissed, we may rely upon the following as an 
accurate list of church members at Mr. Wight's ordination. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 33 

Rev. John Wight, Pastor, Abraham Anderson, 

Mrs. Deliverance Wight, Mrs. Bathshua Anderson, 

Thomas Chute, Deacon, Thomas Bolton, 

Mrs. Mary Chute, Mrs. Mary Bolton, 

Abigail Chute, Thomas Haskell. 

The following records are copied verbatim from the original 
record-book of Rev. John Wight, and the spelling is retained, and 
the abbreviations preserved so as to give as nearly as possible a 
true copy of the original. Mr. Wight's handwriting is as clear and 
neat to-day as when it was written. Deacon Chute had a way of 
spelling, which was "ail his own." 

ADMITTED TO FULL COMMUNION. 

Lois Graffam, the wife of Caleb Graffam Feb 119: 1743 — 4. 

Mary Manchester, the wife of Gershom Manchester, Oct. .7 : 1744. 

Abigail Farrow, the wife of John Farrow, Jun., March 3d, 1744-5. 

Edmond Finny of Gorham Town, Feb. 14: 1747-8. 

Dorothy Webb, the wife of David Webb, Dec. 23, 1750. 

Samuel Peabody and Ruth his wife, March 29 : 1752. 

Bethiah, the wife of Thomas Maybery, Nov. 11, 1752, N. S. 

Rachel Haskel and Sarah Haskel, the daughters of Thomas Haskel, Nov. 11, 
1752, N. S. 

Micah Walker, Curtis Chute, and Seth Webb, March 11 : 1753, N. S. 

John Farrow Jun., March 30 : 1756. 

"^December 23 : 1750 : Voted that whereas Edmund Finny, sometime since being 
Admitted to full Communion, in this Chh. be dismissed therefrom to be joyned 
with (or embodied with, the Chh. speedily to be gathered at a plantation called 
Gorham Town, near to us. Near the conclusion of the publick service the fore- 
going vote was passed. 

THOSE THAT OWNED THE COVENANT IN THIS PLACE. 

Bethiah, the wife of Thomas Maybery owned the Covenant here, March 16 : 

1745-6- 
Samuel Conant, owned the Covenant here. May 11, 1746. 
Ezra Brown and Mary his wife, owned the Covenant, Feb : 24 : 1 750-1. 
William and Mary Elder owned the Covenant Oct. nth, 1752, O. S. 

* This is the only vote which appears in the records of Mr. Wight. 



34 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

William Haskel owned the Covenant here Mar : ii : 1753, N. S. 

Benj". Brawn (an Adult person) owned the Covenant here March 18, 1753, N. 

S., and was Baptized on the same day. 
Samuel Matthews and Elizabeth his wife owned the Covenant here March 30, 

1756. 
John Manchester owned the Covenant here March 30: 1756. 
March 21, 1762 Robert Milion and wife owned y^ Covenant. 
March 21 : 1762 Isaac Elder and Mary his wife, owned ye Covenant and Mary 

Manchester, wife to Stephen Manchester. 
July 18, 1762, Tho^. and Sarah Trot owned y^ Covenant. 

MARRIAGES. 

Mr. John Bodge and Mrs. Rebecca Chute, both of this place were married 
December 14th : 1743. 

Mr. Thomas Maybery, and Mrs. Bethiah Spear, both of this place, were mar- 
ried Jan. 17 th, 1744-5. 

Mr. James Carey of Falmouth, and Mrs. Rachel Farr, of this place, were 
married July 25th: 1745. 

Mr. David Webb, of this place, and Mrs. Dorothy Peabody of Falm^., were 
married Nov. i6th: 1749. 

Mr. Stephen Manchester and Mrs. Sea-Fair Maybery, both of this place were 
married December 21 : 1749. 

Mr. David Springer and Mrs. Judith Tibbits, both of Falmouth, were married 
Aug. 13 : 1752, O. S. 

The following record is in the hand of Mr. Chute. 
Mr. Curtis Chute and Mrs. Merriam Carr, both of this place, were married 
March 21 : 1754. 

BIRTHS. 

Abigail, the daughter of Caleb and Lois Graff am was born April nth : 1744. 
Othinel, the son of Othuiel and Hannah Trip, was born May 20 : 1744. 
Abigal, the daughter of W"". and Hannah Knights was born Decem^i". 5 : 1744. 
Mary, the daughter of Johu and Rebecca Bodge, was born Decem^^ 19 : 1744. 
Josiah, the son of Samuel and Bethiah Webb, was born Jan. 21 : 1744-5. 
William, the son of Thomas and Bethiah Maybery, was born Feb. i : 1744-5. 
William, the son of Zerubbabel and Hannah Hunewell, was born Jan. 17 : 1745-6. 
Abigaile, the daughter of John and Hannah Farrow, was born Feb. 3 : 1745-6. 
William, the son of Thomas and Bethiah Maybery, was born Aprill 12 : 1746. 



■ 67SS66 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 35 

Abraham and Isaac, the sons of Abraham and Bathshua Anderson, was born 

Nov. 2 2, 1746. 
Elizabeth, the daughter of Samuel and Bethiah Webb, was born March 4th., 

1746-7. 
Eunice, the daughter of John and Deliverance Wight, was born Aprill 28th: 

1747. 
John, the son of John and Rebecca Bodge, was born DecemK 12^^., 1747. 
Elijah, the son of Zerubbabel and Hannah Hunewell, was born DecemK 27*^^., 

1747- 
John, the son of Tho^. and Bethiah Maybery was born, March 28*^\, 1748. 
Ezekiel, the son of John and Hannah Farrow, was born Jan. i, 1748-9. 
Elizabeth, the daughter of Nath^^ and Elizabeth Starbird, was born May lo*^: 

1749. 
Sarah, the daughter of Tho^. and Bethiah Maybery, was born July 12^^ : 1749. 
Hannah, the daughter of Zerubbabel and Hannah Hunewell, was born Nov^^ 

1749. 
Ezra, the son of Ezra and Mary Brown, was born April 3, 1750. 
Sarah, the daughter of John and Rebecca Bodge, was born June 17*^: 1750. 
Nathaniel, the son of Eliezer and Jane Chase, was born July 14: 1750. 
Dorothy, the daughter of David and Dorothy Webb, was born SeptK i : 1750. 
Mary, the daughter of Sam'l and Ruth Peabody, was born Nov^^. 29 : 1850. 
Betty, the daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Crague, was born DecemK 26 : 1750. 
Miriam, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Sterling, was born Jan. 18 : 1750-51, 
Sarah, the daughter of Caleb and Lois Graff am, was born Feb. 24: 1 750-1. 
Patience, the daughter of Zerubbabel and Hannah Hunewell, was born Apr: 27 : 

1751- 
Nathaniel, the son of John and Hannah Stephens, was born May 7, 1751. 
Thomas, the son of Thomas and Bethiah Maybery was born July 17 : 175 1. 
Stephen, the son of Stephen and Sea-Fair Manchester, was born Aug. 9 : 175 1. 
Molly, the daughter of Micah and Beulah Walker, was born Sept. 5 : 1751. 
Timothy, the son of John and Hannah Farrow, was born Sept. 17 : 1751. 
Amos, the son of Ezra and Mary Brown, was born March 3 : 1752. 
David, the son of David and Dorothy Webb, was born Jan. 31 : 1752. 
Thomas, the son of John and Rebecca Bodge was born June i : 1752. 
John, the son of William and Mary Elder, was born Aug. 9 : 1752. 
Josiah, the son of Sam^l and Ruth Peabody, was born Aug. 9 : 1752. 
Abigail, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Sterling, was born NovK 13: 1752, 

O. S. 



36 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Joshua, the son of Eliezer and Jane Chase, (see baptism Feb. 25, 1753.) 
Benjamin, the son of the Rev. Mr. John Wight and Deliverance, his wife, was 

born March 19, 1753, N. S. About break of day, Monday 

morning. 
* , the daughter of William and Hannah Haskell, was born Apr. 14: 1753, 

N. S. 
* , the son of Caleb and Lois Graffam, was born Apr. 16 : 1753, N. S. 



The remaining records of births were made by the hand of Dea- 
con Thomas Chute and his wife. 

Edward, the son of Abraham and Ann Anderson, was born May y^ 10; 1753. 
Bethsheba, the daughter of Thos^ and Bethiah Maybery, was born July 14 : 

1753- 
Mary, the daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Crage, was born Augs^ 23 : 1753. 
Wiliam, son to Micah and Bulah Walker, was born Nov. 30, 1753. 
Abigail, daftor of Stephen and Sefair Manchester, was born NovemK 19 : 1753. 
Ezra and Mary Brown had a child which was a son but dide at y^ berth. 
* , daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Mathews, was born January ye 7 : 

1753-4- 
Abigail, daughter of John and Rebecca Bodge, was born February 8 : 1754. 
Josiah Wooster, son of John and Hannah Farrow, was born February 10 : 1754. 
William, son of William and Mary Elder, was born February 19 : 1754. 

* , son of Wiliam and Rachel Cambel, was born April 22 : 1754. 

* , son of Wiliam and Susanah Maxwel, was born May ye 2 : 1754. 

Ruth, the daughter of Curtis and Merriam Chute, was born January ye 13 : 1755. 
Mary, the daftor of Eliezer and Jain Chace, was born April tenth, 1755. 
Liddiah, the daftor or Ezra and Mary Brown, was born Aug^^ 25 : 1755. 
Elizabeth, daftor to Joseph and Mary Starling, was born Septem^*". i : 1755. 
John, son to Abraham and Ann Anderson, born NovK 7 : 1755. 
Robert, son to Robert and Mary Muckford, born DecemK 30 : 1755. 
Benjamin, son to John and Rebecca Bodge, born January 6 : 1755-6. 
Thomas, son to Hugh and Elizabeth Crage, born January 16 : 1755-6. 
John, son to Samuel and Elizabeth Mathews, was born February 25 : 1756. 

*These names are lacking in the Record. Probably Mr. Wight made the record of the Births at 
their dates, but added the names afterwards, perhaps at the Christening. He died on the 8th of 
May, following, and did not Christen these children. 

*The names are lacking, and Mr. Chute evidently followed the example of Mr. Wight, 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 37 

David, son to Thomas and Bethiah Meybery, born March 8 : 1756. 
^Charity, daftor to John and Elizabeth Meybery, was born August 30 ; 1755. 
*This seems to have been inserted after those following were recorded. 
John, son to John and Hannah Farrow, born April 25, 1756. 
Thos., son to Robert and Elizabeth Hill, born March 3 : 1757. 

Mary, daftor to Ricdard and Martha Meybery, born ? 

Jeames, son to Curtis and Merriam Chute, born April 7, 1757. 

Isaac, son to Eliezer and Jane Chace, was born December 12 : 1757. 

^Joseph and Samuel, twins, sons to William and Mary Elder, was born July 26, 

1757- 
*This entry seems to have been made, as a correction. 

Thos., son to Wiliam and Rachel Boolton, was born February 25 : 1758. 
Mary, daftor to Wiliam and Rachel Campel, born February 26 : 1758. 
Thos., son to John and Hannah Farrow, born April 18 1758. 
Mary, daftor to John and Comfort Manchester, born April 18 : 1758. 
Elizabeth, daftor to Samuel and Elizabeth Mathews, born May 7 : 1758. 

R , daftor to Hugh and Elizabeth Crag, born May 14 : 1758. 

Mary, daftor to Joseph and Mary Starling, born January 22 : 1758. 
Abraham, son to Abraham and Ann Anderson, born June 18 : 1758. 
Josiah Chute, son to Curtis and Meriam Chute, born June ye 4 : 1759. 
Jemima, daftor to Joseph and Mary Starling, born Oct. 4 : 1759. 
John, son to Mica and Elizabeth Walker, born September 13 : 1761. 
Josiah, son to Joseph and Mary Starling, born January 29 : 1762. 
Ruth, daftor to Ephraim and Elizabeth Winship, born January 30 : 1762. 
Thos., son to Curtis and Merriam Chute, born February 19: 1762. About 

eleven o'clock at night. 

BAPTISMS. 

Baptized, Hannah, the daughter of Abraham and Bathshua Anderson, DecemK 

18, 1743- 
Baptized, Isaac and Susanna, the children of Benj". and Mary Skillens, Jan. 

24th., 1743-4- 
Baptized, Martha, the daughter of Eliphelet and Elizabeth Watson, January 

23» 1743-4. 
Baptized, Sarah, the daughter of Benj". and Sarah Stephens, Jan. 24th, 1743-4- 
Baptized. Sarah, the daughter of Wm. and Sarah Briant, Jan. 24th, 1743-4- 
Baptized, Mary, the daughter of Zerubbabel and Hannah Hunewell, March nth, 

1743-4- 



38 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Baptized, Samuel and Hannah, the children of William and Hannah Knights, 

May 13th, 1744. 
Baptized, Abigail, the daughter of alebC and Lois Graffam, May 13th, 1744. 
Baptized, Rachel, the daughter of Samuel and Rachel Baen, May 20, 1744. 
Baptized, Elizabeth, the daughter of Samuel and Bethiah Webb, June 15th, 1744. 
Baptized, Benjamin, the son of Clemens and Sarah Meservy, July 4th, 1744. 
Baptized, Mary, the daughter of Edward and Anna Cloutman, Nov. 4th, 1744. 
Baptized, Abigail, the daughter of William and Hannah Knights, December 6, 

1744. 
Baptized, Mary, the daughter of John and Rebecca Bodge, December 30 : 1744. 
Baptized, Eliah Adams, the son of Samuel and Bethiah Webb, Jan. 27th, 1744-5. 
Baptized, James, the son of Samuel and Bethiah Webb, Jan. 27th, 1744-5. 
Baptized, Josiah, the son of Samuel and Bethiah Webb, Jan. 27th, 1744-5. 
Baptized, James, the son of James and Elizabeth Irish, Feb. 19th, 1744-5. 
Baptized, James, the son of William and Elizabeth Macculson, March 3, 1744-5. 
Baptized, Gary, the son of Hugh and Elizabeth Macclaunon, June 2nd, 1745. 
Baptized, William, the son of Zerubbabel and Hannah Hunewell, Feb. 2nd, 

1745-6. 
Baptized, Abigail, the daughter of John and Hannah Farrow, Feb. 9th, 1745-6. 
Baptized, William, the son of Thomas and Bethiah Maybery, Aprill 13th, 1746. 
Baptized, Susanna, the daughter of Eliphalet and Elizabeth Watson, November 

12th, 1746. 
Baptized, Abraham and Isaac, the sons of Abraham and Bathshua Anderson, 

Nov. 23rd, 1746. 
Baptized, Elizabeth, the daughter of Samuel and Bethiah Webb, March 8th, 

1746-7. 
Baptized, Eunice, the daughter of John and Deliverance Wight, May 3rd, 1747. 
Baptized, John, the son of Jerimy and Mary Hodgden, June 12th, 1747. 
Baptized, John, the son of John and Rebecca Bodge, December 13th, 1747. 
Baptized, Elijah, the son of Zerubbabel and Hannah Hunnewell, Jan. 31st, 

1747-8. 
Baptized, John, the son of Thomas and Bethiah Maybery, Aprill 17th, 1748. 
Baptized, Mary, the daughter of Caleb and Lois Graffam, Nov. 20th, 1748. 
Baptized, Ezekiel, the son of John and Hannah Farrow, Jan. i, 1748-9. 
Baptized, Nathaniel, the son of Clemens and Sarah Meservy, Jan. 26, 1748-9. 
Baptized, Ebenezer, the son of Eliphalet and Elizabeth Watson, Jan. 26, 1748-9. 
Baptized, Jane, the daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Macclannon, Jan. 26th, 

1748-9. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 39 

Baptized, Sarah, the daughter of Thomas and Bethiah Mayberry, July i6th, 
1749. 

Baptized, Hannah, the daughter of Zerubbabel and Hannah Hunewell, Decem- 
ber 17th, 1749. 

Baptized, Sarah, the daughter of John and Rebecca Bodge, Oct. i8th, 1750. 

Baptized, Nathaniel, the son of Eliezar and Jane Chase, October i8th. 1750. 

Baptized, Dorothy, the daughter of David and Dorothy Webb, December 23rd, 

1750- 
Baptized, Miriam, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Sterling, Feb. 17, 1750- 1. 
Baptized, William, the son of Ezra and Mary Brown, Feb. 24, 1 750-1. 
Baptized, Ezra, the son of Ezra and Mary Brown, Feb. 24, 1750-1. 
Baptized, Betty, the daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Crague, March 3rd, 1750-1. 
Baptized, Sarah, the daughter of Caleb and Lois Graff am, Aprill 7 th, 175 1. 
Baptized, Patience, the daughter of Zerubbabel and Hannah Hunewell, May 

26th, 1751. 
Baptized, Thomas, the son of Thomas and Bethiah Maybery, July 21 : 175 1. 
Baptized, Prince, a negro servant of Mr. Thomas Haskel, July 21 : 1751. 
Baptized, Molly, the daughter of Micah and Beulah Walker, December 22 : 1751. 
Baptized, Timothy, the son of John and Hannah Farrow, Jan. 19th, 1752. 
Baptized, Amos, the son of Ezra and Mary Brown, March 15th, 1752. 
Baptized, Mary, the daughter of Samuel and Ruth Peabody, March 29 : 1752. 
Baptized, David, the son of David and Dorothy Webb, Apr. 5th, 1752. 
Baptized, Thomas, the son of John and Rebecca Bodge, June 7th, 1752. 
Baptized, John the son of William and Mary Elder, October nth, 1752, O. S. 
Baptized, Josiah, the son of Samuel and Ruth Peabody, October 18, 1752, O. S. 
Baptized, Abigail, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Sterling, November 15th, 

1752,0. S. 
Baptized, Joshua, the son of Eliezer and Jane Chase, Feb. 25th, 1753, N. S. 
Baptized, ^Benj". Brawn, (an adult person), March i8th, 1753. 
Baptized, Benjamin, the son of the Rev^. Mr. John Wight and Deliverance his 

wife, March 25th, 1733, N. S. 

The above was the last baptism in the handwriting of Mr. Wight. 
Those which follow were entered, I think by Deacon Thomas 
Chute and his wife. 

*The name is written with an a, and Mr. Wight wrote the name Brown many times, and there 
is no mistaking his distinct o in that name. The same name is entered in the list of those "who 
owned the Covenant." Probably a stranger. There were families of the name in Dover, N. H. 



40 Maine Historical and Geneacogical Recorder. 

Baptized, Abagail ye daftor of John and Rebeckah Bodge, April 14, 1754. 
Baptized, Josiah Wooster ye son of John and Hannah Farrow, April 14, 1754. 
Baptized, Wiliam, son of Wiliam and Mary Elder, April 14, 1754. 

'P ^ .', ^ )■ Ruth, daftor of Curtis and Merriam Chute, Jan. ye 19th, 1755. 

Baptized, John, son to Abraham and Ann Anderson, Jan'ry 18, 1755-6. 
Benjamin, son to John and Rebecca Bodge, baptized January 18, 1755-6. 
Baptized, Robert, son to Robert and Mary Muckford, January 18, 175 5-6. 
Baptized, Thos., son to Hugh and Elizabeth Crage, January 18, 1755-6. 
Baptized, John Manchester, an adult person, March 30th, 1756. 
Baptized, "Charity, daftor of John and Elizabeth Maybery, March 30th, 1756. 
Mayry, daftor to Samuel and Elizabeth Mathews. Baptized March 3th, 1756. 
Baptized, Sarah Mathews and John Mathews, daftor and son to ye above father 

and mother. 
Baptized, Agnis Chace, Sarah and Nathaniel. Children to John and Hannah 

Stevens. 
Baptized, Josiah Chute, son to Curtis Chute and Miriam Chute. 
Baptized, Thos., son to Curtis and Miriam Chute. 
Baptized, Benjamin, son to Thos. and Sarah Trott, July 18, 1762. 

DEATHS. 

Elijah, the son of John and Deliverance Wight: died October 24, 1744. Aged 

about two years two months and 19 days. 
Othniel, the son of Othniel and Hannah Trip : died Nov. 20th, 1744. 
William, the son of Thomas and Bethiah Maybery; died April 26th, 1745. 
Bathshua, the daughter of Abraham and Bathshua Anderson ; died Nov. 13 : 

1745. Aetatis : 13. 
Hannah, the wife of William Knights; died March 2 : 1745-6. Aetatis 36. 
Isaac, the son of Abraham and Bathshua Anderson, died March 7 : 1746-7. 
Roger, the son of Zerubbabel and Hannah Hunewell, died Nov. 12 th, 1747. 

Aetatis 7. 
John, the son of Thos. and Bethiah Maybery, died August 27 : 1748, aged 5 

months. 
Abram, the son of Abram and Bathshua Anderson, died Oct. 22 : 1748, aged i 

year, 11 months. 
Elizabeth, the daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Starbird, died May 17, 1749. 
Josiah, the son of Sam'l and Bethiah Webb; died Nov. 3rd, 1749. Aets.5. 
Gershom Manchester, died March 15th, 1749-50. Aetatis 62 : 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 41 

Abigail Farrow, the daughter of John and Hannah Farrow, died , 1753. 

Bathshua, the wife of Abram Anderson, died July 4th, 175 1. Etatis . 

Ephraim, the son of Ephraim and Mehetabel Winship, died Aug. 27, 175 1. 
Miriam, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Sterling, died Sept. i : 175 1 : Aet. 

7 months, 12 days. 
Mehetable, the wife of Ephraim Winship: died Aprill 17, 1750. Etatis 44. 
The remaining record of deaths was kept by Deacon Chute. 
Ye Reverend Mr. John Wight, died May ye 8 : 1753. 
Sefair, wife of Stephen Manchester: died December 12 : 1753. 
bulah, ye wife of Michal Walker, died May 29 : 1755. 
John and Comfort Manchester, had a son ; died about a fourtnit oald. 
Persus Farrow, wife to Mr. John Farrow, died May 12 : 1758. 
Rebecca Dennis, died 1758. 
Mary, ye wife of Thos. Chute. Died July 30 : 1762, in ye 70th year of her age, 

and is greatly lamented not only in her own family but by all that had 

any acquaintance with her. 



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Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



PETITION OF PORTLAND RIFLE COMPANY, 1810. 




COMMUNICATED BY DR. J. F. PRATT. 

O the Hon. Senate and House of Representatives of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts in general Court Assem- 
bled Nov. 1816 Humbly Shew. The undersigned, officers 
& privates in, the Portland Rifle Company. That said Company 
was raised & organized in the year 18 10, under Authority of this 
Commonwealth, & attached to the 3^ Regt. 2^ Brigade, 12 Division 
of the Malitia. That they have incured great expenses from time to 
time in procuring arms, equipments & amunitions of war Suitable to 
a Rifle Corps (they bring the first raised in Massachusetts) that they 
have also provided themselves with valuable Camp equipage and 
other property of various discriptions, as appears by the Schedule 
herewith exhibited, which they are desirous of holding in Common, 
for the benefit of present & future individuals belonging to Said 
Company. That they have established Certain rules & regulations 
for the more effectual government of Said Company & for the 
purpose of a Correct Knowledge of Military tactics and exactness 
of discipline, as well as to Secure all the benefits likely to result 
from the association. They therefore humbly pray your honors to 
grant them Such Corporate powers as shall enable them to Secure 
& defend their Common property aforesaid & to carry into Com- 
plete effect the objects of their institution. And as in duty bound 
will even pray. Signed: 



William P. Davis, 
Abiel W. Tinkham, 
Henry Jones, 
Thomas Warren 
Caleb S. Chase 
Luther Dana 



Nelson 
Seth Clark 
Jonas Clark 
David M. Cutter 
Jos. C. Noyes 
Geo. Willis 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



43 



Ruben Mitchell 




Levi Stowell 


Henry Putnam 




Joseph Hoole 


Leonard Griffin 




Jno. P. Noyse^ 


Charles Kimball 




Jno. P. Thurston 


Thos. Chadwick 




Charles Farley 


Luther Richardson 




David M. Gardner 


Chas. D. Gardner 




Benj. Smith 


Franklin Tinkham ; 


r. 


Charles Moody 


Joseph Noble, 




Edward Ilsley 


Joseph Merrill 




Spencer Tinkham 


Joshua Shirley 




Cad. Curry 


Jos. W. Davis 




And. Scott, jr. 


James Kimball 




Chas. Brooks 


Natt'l. D. Poor 




Henry S. Pearson 


Stephen L. Lewis 




Henry Warren 


J. L. Hyde 




Oliver S. Hartshorn 


Elias Hersey 




R. Washburn 


50 Rifles @ 20 ^ 




1 000.00 


50 Knapsacks @ 15/ 
50 Cartridge Boxes @ 9/ 
50 Powder Horns @ 7/6 
50 Canteens @ 6/ 
50 Pikes @ 12/ 


125.00 
75.00 
62.50 
50.00 

1 00.00 


I Large Marquee 

4 Tents @ $75 
I Standard 




200.00 
300.00 
1 20.00 


Musical Ints. etc., 


for full b 


and 500.00 



$2532.50 

The above is a schedule of the property owned in Common by 
the members of the Portland Rifle Company. 

(Signed) William P. Davis, 

Capt. P. R. C. 



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Mame Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



VALUATION OF RAYNHAM, MASS., 1746. 



COMMUNICATED BY MARQUIS F. KING. 



NORTHWARD SIDE. 



William Brettun, 
Ebenezer Brettun, 
Pendexter Brettun, 
Thomas Baker, 
Samuel Baker, 
*Henry Andrews, 
Samuel Crosman, 
Henry Crane, 
Thomas Crosman, 
Gabril Crosman, 
*Phinehas Crosman, 
John Crane, 
Judah Chase, 
*Nehemiah Campbell, 
Stephen Dean, 
Joseph Dean, 
Abial Dean, 
Ebenezer Dean, 
Jonathan Hall, 
Nathaniel Hall, 
Nehemiah Hall. 
Joseph Hayward, 
Joseph Hayward, 2nd, 
Samuel Hacket, 
John Hacket 
Elizabeth Jones, 
Zeph. Leonard for 
Harrison's Land 



271 
191 

462 
299 

761 in all 



*i84 

*ii4 

*299 

185 

114 

299 



26 
49 





g 0) 

& 


16 


12 


16 


2 


8 


ID 


20 


14 


3 


4 


18 


8 


32 
6 


20 
6 


7 


6 




6 


3 


4i 


14 

4 


10 
6 


I 
40 


4 

3-i 
20 


24 


14 


9 
6 


II 
6 


20 


7 


12 


ID 


12 




271 


i85i 



Seth Leonard, 
Edmund Leonard, 
John Part rage, 
Josiah Robinson, 
John Robidson, 
John Staple, 
Benjamin Shaw, 
Benjamin Shelley, 
Joseph Shelley, 
Benjamin Shelley, junr.. 
Shadrach Wilbore, 
Shadrach Wilbore 2nd, 
Meshasp Wilbore, 
Ebenezer Wilbore, 
Philip Wilbore, 
Benjah Wilbore. 
Abijah Wilbore, 
Joseph Wilbore, 
Jacob Wilbore, 
John White, 
Samuel White, 
George White, 
Israel Washburn, 
Margaret White, 
Esther White, 



Odin 

£ 
20 



12 
7 

7 

18 

10 
10 

10 
10 

4 

14 

20 

27 

2 
2 
2 

191 



o rt 
^- m 

£ 



I 2 

4 6 

I 5 

[o 10 



10 

3 

4 
2 

9 

12 

4 

3i 

5 

5 

3 

6 

4i 

^i 

2 
14 



*299 
*io6o 



This valuation of Polls & Estates made by us 
the subscribers. 

Dated Raynham octobej 27, 1746. 

John White, j Assessors 

Josiah Dean, / of 

Edmund Williams, ) Raynham. 



*Erased in original. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



45 



I Poll is 75d to the Province Rate and the Minister's Rate is 45;^ New Tenor, and how much 
will one poll be to the Minister's Rate ? 
State the question thus : 

If 65;!^ which is ye sum of ye Pro-Rate, or Tax gives 75d, what will 45;^ Give ? 
Answer, — it will give 51 pence or, 4s, 3d, So i poll is 17s old Tenor To the Minister's Rate. 



SOUTHWARD SIDE. 





g 




s 

1^ 






£ 


£ 


Thomas Dean, 




30 


26 


Josiah Dean, 




29 


14 


Elijah Dean, 




32 


9i 


Seth Dean, 




30 


16 


Jonathan Dean, 




19 




Joseph Hall, 




36 


16 


Benjamin Hall, 




34 


6.^ 


Jacob Hall, 




60 


38-i 


John Hall, 




56 


23i 


Philip Hall, 




28 


i9d 


Sarah Hall, 




30 


21 


James Hall, 




26 


20 


Nathan Hall, 




10 


9 


Mary Hall, 




16 


9 


Jonathan Hall, 2nd, 




8 


4 


Amos Hall, 




5 


5^ 


Timothy Jones, 




26 


12 


Hatherly Jones, 




32 


12 


Benjamin Jones, 






2 


Elnathan Jones, 




28 


2 


Nathan Jones, 






4 


Shubael Cambel, 






I 


Philip King, 




98 


27'^ 


Benjamin King, 




64 


29 \ 


William Knap, 






6 


697 


— 






542 


25 


697 


1>1>1> 


ZZZ 


22 






262 


47 






1834 


49 






6761 


96 






2595 Sum of the Estates, 


or Valuation 


to mak 


40 P. Kings Neck 









Katharine Leonard, 
John Leonard, 
Thomas Leonard, 
Samuel Leonard, 
Zephariah Leonard, 
Philip Leonard, 
Josiah Leonard, 
George Leonard, 
John Murphy, 
Ebenezer Robinson, 
Ebenezer Robinson, 2nd, 
Josiah Robinson, 2nd, 
Jonathan Shaw, 
Samuel Shaw, 
Nathaniel Shaw, 
Joseph Shaw, 
John Shaw, 
Timothy Smith, 
Edmund Williams, 
Nathaniel Williams, 
Richard Williams, 
Jonathan Williams, 
Old Iron Works, 



tn 


^ fO 


d « 


^ 


0) oj 


° rt 


In 


^"^ 


h to 




w 


P^W 




£ 


£ 




28 


I7i 




38 


18 


I 


40 


i6i 


3 


58 


29 


2 


84 


46 




6 


5i 
4 5-6 




56 


34 




20 


14 

2 




46 


27 




9 


2 




9 


3i 

2 




27 


13^^ 




27 


154 




8 


12 




16 






70 





22 



542 262 

This Valuation of Polls and Estates made by 
us the Subscribers 

Dated Raynham October 27 1746. 

John White, ^ Assessors 

Josiah Dean, / of 

Edmund Williams, ) Raynham. 



2555 Valuation to make ye Town Rates by. 

N. B. — 4 acres of Land Lying by Judah Chases. Mrs. K. Leonard was Rated For Last year, is 
this year Put to S. Leonard Esq. and is valued 'i£ at 6 years income. N. B. — Seth Leonard's Saw 
mill is valued (i£ at 6 years Income, i negro is valued 12^ & Capt. Robinson's Sawmil not 
valued. 

Province Rate 64-19-2 and the Estates is Rated 3d 1-9 to the Pound Minister's Rate is in the old 
Tenor i8o;i^ and the Estates is Rated 9d 1-9 old Tenor to the Pound. 



46 Maine Historical a7td Geiiealogical Recorder. 



SCARBOROUGH TOWN RECORDS. 



COPIED FROM ORIGINAL BY S. M. WATSON. 



Continued from Vol. VI. 



May 


26 


1795- 


Mar. 


9. 


1798, 


July 


19. 


1784. 


May 


25. 


1790. 


Sept. 


13, 


1793- 


Feb. 


20, 


1798. 


June 


29. 


1799. 


Oct. 


8, 


1784. 


Apr. 


2, 


1789. 


Nov. 


12, 


1791. 


Nov. 


14, 


1795- 


Aug. 


5. 


1798. 


Nov. 


29. 


1789. 


Apr. 


27, 


1792. 


Jan. 


23, 


1795- 


Oct. 


15' 


1797. 


Apr. 


23, 


1782. 


Jan. 


31, 


1784. 
1787. 


Apr. 


6, 


1797. 


Apr. 


21, 


1788. 


Aug. 


17. 


1790. 


July 


4, 


1793- 


July 


5. 


1794. 


July 


3, 


1797. 


Mar. 


24, 


1800, 


Oct. 


2, 


1780. 


Nov. 


16, 


1784. 


Oct. 


8, 


1796. 



BIRTHS. 
Jones, Benjamin, son of William and Polly. 
Hannah, dau. " " " 

Samuel, son of James and Esther. 

, dau. 

Benjamin, son " " " 

Waterhouse, Stephen, son of Moses and Polly. 

Sally, dau. of 
Harmon, Abigail, dau. of Benjamin and Elizabeth. 
Silus, son of " " " 

Patience, dau. of " " " 

Benj. Carl, son of " " 

Rufus, son of " " " 

Hoit, Betsy, dau. of George and Elizabeth. 
George, son of " " 

Humphrey, son of " " 

Amus, son of " " 

Mclaulin, Jenny, dau. of William and Hannah. 
Robert, son of " " 

Sarah, dau. of " " 

Mary, " " " 

Beals, John, son of Isaiah and Agness. 
Sally, dau. of " " 

Hannah, " " " 

Polly, " " " 

Agness, " " " 

Benjamin, son of 
Libby, Lowis, dau. of Seth. and Lydia. 
Susannah, " " " 

Lydia," 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



47 



Oct. 


5, 


1788. 


Oct. 


28, 


1790. 


June 


13, 


1792. 


Oct. 


22, 


1795- 


Dec. 


19' 


1796. 


May 


10, 


1799. 


Nov. 


26, 


1754. 


Oct. 


10, 


1757- 


May 


10, 


1760. 


June 


15' 


1762. 


Sept. 


10, 


1764, 


Sept. 


15' 


1766, 


Nov. 




1768. 


Mar. 


26, 


1771. 


Nov. 


19' 


1773- 


Feb. 


6, 


1776. 


Nov. 


3' 


1778. 


June 


16, 


1752- 


Sept. 


6, 


1756. 


Sept. 


3' 


1758. 


Sept. 


15' 


1760. 


Oct. 


4, 


1763- 


Apr. 


29, 


1774. 


Feb. 


29' 


1779. 


July 


10, 


1781. 


Aug. 


27' 


1784. 


Sept. 


16, 


1786. 


June 


18, 


1788. 


Mar. 


3I' 


1790. 


May 


12, 


1702. 


May 


8, 


1794. 


Apr. 


8, 


1774. 


Jan. 


14, 


1776. 


Sept. 


29' 


1778. 


Apr. 


29, 


1780. 


Apr. 


13' 


1782. 


Feb. 


7' 


1784. 


Sept. 


9' 


1786. 



Anna, dau. of Seth. and Lydia. 

Pheby, " 

Rhoda, " 

Hannah, " 

Jordan, son of 

Aaron, " 

Milliken, Nathaniel, son of Edward and Elizabeth. 
Rebecca, dau. of " " 

Hannah, " " " 

Jerusha, " " 

Elizabeth, " " 

Edward, son of " " 

Abigail, dau. of " " 

Abigail, 2nd, dau, of " " 

Anna, " " " 

Joseph, son of " " 

Dorcas, dau. of " " 

Rachel, " Joseph and Abigail. 
Susannah, dau. of " " 

Benjamin, son of " " 

Eunice, dau. of " " 

Isaiah, son of " " 

Sally, dau. of Joseph and Eunice. 
Abigail, " 
Rebecca, dau. of 
Betsey, " 

Joseph, son of 
Sophia, dau. of 
Mulbery, son of 
Precilla, dau. of 
Fredrick, son of 

Skillin, Benjamin, son of Simion and Rebecca. 
Joseph, 
Enoch, 
Sally, dau. of 
Lydia, 

Edward, son of " " 

Solomon, " " " 



48 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

July 4, 1788. Denis, son of Simon and Rebecca. 

May 21, 1790. Hannah, dau. " " 

June 15, 1792. Josiah, son of " " 

Jan. 26, 1794. Eunice, dau. of " " 

Jan. 16, 1798. Lucy, " " " 

June 17, 1799. Almira, " " " 

Sept. 7, 1 79 1. Swicher, Susannah, dau. of John and Hannah. 

Feb. 27, 1793. Benjamin, son of " " 

Sept. 2, 1795. John, " " " 

Dec. 16, 1797. Elizabeth, dau. of " " 

Sept. 5, 1800. Mary, 

Sept. 13, 1787. Hunniwell, Lucy, " Richard and Anna. 

July I, 1789. Joseph, son of " " 

Apr. 9, 1 79 1. Anna, dau. of '• " 

Aug. 4, 1792. Richard, son of " " 

June 9, 1795. Theodosha, dau. of " " 

July 4, 1798. Hannah, 

Nov. 16, 1800. Polly, 

Oct. 22, 1790. Libby, Almira, dau. of Nathan and Abigail. 

Aug. II, 1792. William, son of " " 

July 28, 1794. Amos, " " " 

Aug. 13, 1799. Gardner, " " " 

Jan. 26, 1800. Lydia, dau. of " " 

July 7, 1795. Lydia, " " " 

Nov. 28, 1796. Sarah, " " " 

Oct. 6, 1798. Mary, " "■ " 

Aug. 22, 1800. Hannah, " " " 

Jan. 4, 1805. Ebenezer, son of " " 

Sept. 13, 1 79 1. Sherbin, " John and Ruth. 

July 10, 1793. Joshua, " " " 

Feb. 2, 1795. Simon, " " " 

Feb. 4, 1797. Jonson, " " " 

Apr. 2, 1787. Lydia, dau. of Matthias and Esther. 

Apr. 29, 1790. 2nd, " " •" 

July 30, 1792. 3rd, " " 

Dec. 28, 1794. 4th. 

Oct. 30, 1796. Mary 5th, " " " 

Apr. 9, 1798. Edward, son of " " 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 49 



July 24, 


1800. 




Matthias, son of 


Matthias 


and Esther. 


Aug. 12, 


1795- 




Parker, " Amos and 


Sally. 


Feb. 21, 


1796. 




Dorcal, dau. of 


" 


" 


May 14, 


1800. 




Eliu, son of 


" 


(.i. 


July II, 


1787. 




Mark, " John and Rhoda. 




Jan. 18, 


1789. 




Lydia, dau. of " 


u 




Dec. 25, 


1791. 




Eunice, " " 


a 




Sept. 19, 


1793- 




Eliakim, son of 


« 




Jan. 7, 


1795- 




Thomas, '' 


;( 




Jan. 4, 


1797. 




Nathan, " 


u 




May 17, 


1799. 




Isaiah, " 


a 




Nov. 14, 


1745- 




Josiah was born, and 




Jan. 3, 


1759- 




Sarah, his wife was born. 




Aug. 6, 


1778. 




Alexander, son of 


Josiah and Sarah. 


Dec. 21, 


1779. 




Alison, " 


(( 


^i 


Oct. 24, 


1781. 




Eunice, dau. of 


" 


a 


Apr. 17, 


1783- 




Joab, son " 


(( 


a 


July I, 


1785. 




Abraham, " 


(( 


n 


Sept. 6, 


1787. 




Sally, dau. " 


a 


a 


Sept. 10, 


1789. 




Mary, " 


u 


a 


Nov. 7, 


1791. 




John, son " 


" 


ii 


Oct. 7, 


1793- 




Betsey, dau. " 


a 


u 


Dec. 10, 


1795- 




Josiah, son " 


<< 


li 


Dec. 23, 


1797- 




Hanson, " 


u 


u 


Feb. II, 


1800. 




Leorny? " 


" 


u 


Aug. 16, 


1778. 


Lowil, 


Augusta, dau. of — 


Lydia. 


July 16, 


1770. 


Milliken, Abraham, son of 


Lemuel 


and Pheby. 


July 15. 


1772. 




Mary, dau. -' 


" 




Jan. 14, 


1775- 




Susannah. " 


a 




Dec. 23, 


1777. 




Pegge, 


" 




Dec. 19, 


1780. 




Samuel, son '' 


(( 




Nov. 9, 


1782. 




Pheby, dau. " 


(( 




Jan. 4, 


1784. 




Jacob, son " 
Apr. 30, 1884. 


u 


" was Vu 


Apr. 25, 


1778. 


Stuart 


. Sally, dau. of Sam 


uel and Anna. 


Apr. 25, 


1779. 




Anna, " " 


u 




Aug. 29, 


1782. 




Abigail " 


(.(. 




Feb. 17, 


1786. 




John, son of " 


u 





50 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



July 5, 


1789. 




Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel and Anna. 


Feb. 27, 


1792. 




Heriot, 


u a 


Feb. 28, 


1794. 




Samuel, son of 


u u 


Dec. 2, 


1798. 




Frederick, 


i( u 


Sept. 16, 


1793- 




Mehitable Moulton 


, dau. of Jotham and Hannah. 


June 19, 


1795- 




Miles, son of 


a li 


Oct. 18, 


1797. 




William Vaughn, son of " " 


Jan. 3, 


1800. 




" 2d, 


a a a 


Dec. 16, 


1800. 




Thomas Burnham, 


and John Bragg, at one birth. 


Dec. 4, 


1772. 


Milliken, James, son of Jeremiah and Sarah. 


July 31, 


1771. 




Anna, dau. of 


a a 


Nov. 25, 


1774. 




Isaac, son of 


a a 


Apr. 25, 


1776. 




Shuar, dau. of 


u 


Mar. 9, 


1778. 




Rufus, son of 


(( a 


May 10, 


1780. 




Lemuel, " 


11 11 


Aug. I, 


1782. 




Jeremiah, 


a (( 


Aug. 25, 


1785. 




Sally, dau, of 


u u 


Jan. 13, 


1788. 




Joel, son of 


u u 


Apr. 13, 


1790. 




Isabella, dau. of 


a u 


Oct. 25, 


1791. 




Hariot, " 


a n 


Oct. 22, 


1796. 




Mary, 


u a 


June II, 


1787. 


Pilsbi 


ary, Tristrim, son of 


Joseph and Elizabeth. 


Apr. 6, 


1789. 




Hannah, dau. of 


a a 


Sept. 30, 


1791. 




John, son of 


11 (( 


Mar. 17, 


1794. 




Enoch, " 


a 11 


Mar. 6, 


1780. 


Rice, 


Betsey, dau. of Gedion and Sarah. 


Aug. I, 


1781. 




Joseph, son of 


u u 


Dec. 15, 


1783. 




Simon, " 


U ii 


Mar. I, 


1786. 




Ephraim, " 


a u 


Jan. 2, 


1788. 




Sarah, dau. of 


a a 


Dec. 2, 


1790. 




Hariot, 


a a 


July 13, 


1794. 




James, 


li ii 


Sept. 6, 


1792. 


Fenderson, Benjamin, son 


of Thomas and Mary. 


Dec. 10 


1794. 




James, son of 


a a 


Aug. 3, 


1799. 




Abial, 


« i( 


Sept. 21 


1749. 


Prout, Timothy, died May 9, 1750, son of Joseph and Hannah. 


Apr. 19, 


1751. 


0. S., 


Lydia ist, dau. of 


Joseph and Hannah. 


July I, 


1754, 


N. S. 


Timothy, son of '* 


a 



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51 



Feb. 3, 1757, 



Mar. 


20, 


1760. 


May 


20, 


1763. 


Apr. 


20, 


1766. 


June 


25. 


1770. 


June 


23. 


1794. 


Aug. 


3» 


1796. 


Sept. 


3, 


1798. 


Dec. 


29, 


1800. 


May 


6, 


1790. 


Apr. 


2, 


1794. 


Mar. 


20, 


1790 


Sept. 


12, 


1792 



Mary and Elizabeth, daus. of Joseyh and Hannah. 
Elizabeth d. June 7, 1759, -'^- ^• 
Mary, d. July 15, 1759, N. S. 
Joseph, son of Joseph and Hannah, 
Hannah, dau. of " " 

John, son of " " 

Jordan, " " " 

Libby, Eliza, dau. Henry and Pegge. 
Peggy, " 

Susannah, dau. of Henry and Pegge. 
Henry, son of " " 

Oliver, " Robert and Hannah. 

Shirley, " " Rebecah. 

Elias, " Abner and Anna. 

Parmenio, " " " 




52 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

TO HIS EXCELLENCY JOSEPH STUDLEY ESQ., 

CAPTAIN, GENERAL AND GOVERNOUR IN CHIEF 

IN AND OUER PROVINCE OF THE MASETHU- 

SETS BAY IN NEW ENGLAND: &C. 



CONTRIBUTED BY DR. J. S. H. FOGG. 

Wells, August 4^^^, 1702. 
May it Please Your Excellency, 

At my hearing of youre Excellen- 
cys Returne from the Eastward to Piscataqua the Last ,week, I 
imediately went thither to waite on youre selfe theire, but your 
quick dispatche from thence Prevented me of that opertunity, which 
makes me bould to give youre Excellency the trouble of these 
lines. S^ I understand that the Indians at the Eastward vearey 
Redily Profesed Create Fidelity to youre selfe and the English 
nation with Great Promises of Peace and Friendship, which 
Promises so Longe as it may stand with theire owne Interest I be- 
lieve they may keep and no Longer, theire teachers Instructing 
them that theire is no Faith to be kept with Hereticks sutch as 
they account vs to be, themselves also being naturially deseaitful 
Like theire Father whom they serue. Indeed S^ I Cannot have 
Charity for them to believe what they say, I haueing Experienced 
so mutch of theire horable deseaitfullness in the Last war vpon 
many of theire treaties and articles of Peace, so that I Cannot but 
apprehend oure selues that Hue in these remote Parts of the 
Countrey and being fronteers but to be in Great dainger, and Con- 
sidering that we haue war Proclaimed with the French who are not 
so far from vs but that they may withoute any Great difucalty send 
out an armey against vs, eaither with or without the assistance of 
oure Pretended frend Indians. 



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53 



This towne being the nerest to the enemy and the farthest from 
any help or Relief, we Cannot but apprehend oure selues to be in 
Great dainger and espesialey at this season of the yeare, oure 
occasions Calling us Genirally from home to Get oure hay and Corn 
secured, oure Inhabitents doth therefore Pray that youre Excellen- 
cy would assist vs with sum men, twenti or thirty or so many as 
youre Excellency in Wisdom may think fit: my humble Request 
to youre Excellency when at Saco was that you woulde Please to 
Grant me the Liberty of a Garison where I nowe Line which then 
youre Excellency did not resolve, I still Pray for the same with 
submission, and desire youre Excellencys Resolution in that mater, 
to which shall Redily submit with onely Informing your Excel- 
lency that if I must remoue into the midle of the towne I must 
Leaue that Little Estate that I haue to maintaine my family with, 
and Carey a large family wheire I haue but little to maintaine them 
withal. Praying youre Excellencys Pardon for these rude lines, I 
Remaine euer to be your Excellencys most humble Seruant at all 
Comands. JOHN WHEELWRIGHT. 




54 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



NOTES, QUERIES, ETC. 



Chute Family — I have my work on the 
history of this family nearly ready for the 
printer. I trace this family nam.e from the 
time of William the Conqueror, 1066; and 
have a continuous history from Alexander who 
died 1268, to the present. In England they 
run into several families of the Nobility, and 
there were several members of Parliament of 
this name. In America there are three branches 
of the family, many members of which have 
been prominent in town affairs where they 
resided. 

I have made some wonderful and valuable 
discoveries in this history which I little dreamed 
of when I commenced this work. Those claim- 
ing this name in Nova Scotia, Maine and 
Massachusetts will be surprised at the revela- 
tions this publication will show; but I am 
desirous of information in tbe branch of Curtis 
Chute, son of Thomas who went to Maine 
from Mass. in 1737-8. The only daughter, 
Ruth born Jan. 13, 1755 married Jeremiahs, 
{fames\, Jeremiahl, Jeremiah'^, Robert^,) Jordan, 
born 1753, married Aug. 1775 in Windham and 
had — 

1 Mary b. 1776. 

2 Curtis b. 1778, m. Mary Lord, had 2 chil. 
she d. 1871. 

3 Jeremiah b. 1780, m. Roxana off 

West. 

4 Diana b. 1781, m. Joseph McLellan 1801, 
had 7 chil. 

5 James b. May 1784, m. Eliza Hall, had i 
son, 5 daus. 

6 Almira b. Mar. 1788, m. Geo. son of 
Wm. Babb, 1810, had 7 chil. 

7 Thomas C. b. July 12, 1795, "^- Nellie 
Wood of Prince Edwards Island, had 4 or 5 
chil. 

8 Henry b. 1799, m. Polly Littlehail, had 
3 or 4 chil. 

9 Abigail b. 1801. 



Joseph McClellan d. June 12, 1841, aged 63, 
at Webb's Mills, Me. Diana his w. d. Dec. 
1857. 

James d. about 1830, his w. d. , 

Almira Babb d. Aug. 1853; ^-eo. Babb d. 
Nov. 1830 at Saccarappa Me. aged 54. 

Thomas C. d. Apr. 27, 1876: his w. d. Jan. 
30, 187 1 a. 69. Henry d. Dec. 1861 : his w. d. 
Jan. 1 86 1, a. 60. 

Ruth Jordan, the mother d. Apr. 16, 1803; 
He m. 2d Mrs. Rebecca, Rice 1804, (who had 3 
chil. by her ist husband; one son was killed in 
the fight between the Enterprise and Boxer in 
the American war,) and had — 

1 Jotham b. 1806, killed in Mexican war. 

2 Ruth b. Dec. 20, 1808 m. Caleb Chaplain 
and had 6 daus. and 4 sons. Mr. Chaplain d. 
Apr. 2, 1876 a. 75. His w. d. May 14, 1880 a, 
72, 

Jeremiah Jordan, the father d. at Naples 
1840. His w. d. . 

Of Rebecca Rice who m. 2d. Jeremiah Jordan 
1804 or 5 I wish information. I find in the 
Rice Family p. 125 the following — 

Abishai Rice m. Rebecca and lived at 

Sandisfield. He died about 1795 ^- 55- Their 
chil. were — 

1 Chester . 

2 Submit living 1854. 

3 Erastus b. 1783, m. Mary Hulbert. 

4 Watson . 

5 Frances . 

6 Huldah . 

7 Rebecca . 

Was it Chester or Watson who was on board 
the Boxer 1 

Was the above Rebecca Rice the one who 
m. the said Jeremiah Jordan t 

Any information in this matter will be grate- 
fully reed, by 

Wm. E. Chute, 
17 Causeway St., Boston, Mass. 



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55 



Darby, John — I desire information concern- 
ing John Darby of Marblehead, d. 1690? Also 
the ancestry of Dea. John Knowlton, m. Martha 
Jennings, 1769, Holliston, Mass., and of Francis 
Harlow, b. 1738 ? and descendants of Sargt. 
Wm. Harlow, of Plymouth. 

S. C. Derby, 
93 E. 15th St., Columbus, Ohio. 

Starkey, John — I am trying to learn the 
history of this man. He had children b. in 
Boston i666-'74, then bought lands and a home 
in Maiden; next I find him at Pemaquid 1689, 
as on his way from the fort to New Harbor, 
where he was taken by a gang of one hundred 
Indians and forced to give intelligence of the 
weakness of the garrison at the fort. Here I 
lose all trace of him until I find Andrew Starkey 
of Attleboro' Mass. selling 107 acres of land 
'•which belonged to my late father John Starkey 
at Pemaquid." 

Mather says this man was a wayfarer, Willis 
says he was an Englishman ; his name is among 
those who petitioned for Lieut. Weems to be 
left in command of the fort 1688-9. 

Are there any town records extant for these 
early years of Pemaquid or New Harbor, or can 
any reader of the Recorder aid me by any 
information of this man or his family ? 
Emily Wilder Leavitt, 
52 Bowdoin St., Boston, Mass. 

MiLLiKEN, Elias of Scarborough was at 
Union River a petitioner to the Genl. Court in 
1784, who was his father.'' Thomas was at U. 
R. 1784, was he son of Edw. .-' of Scarboro' or 
Nathl- } or neither ? 

I want information of Union River Millikens, 
Jellisons, and other U. R. families. 
J. W. Porter, 

Bangor, Me. 

Berry — I want information of descendants 
of Ambrose Berry who settled at Winter 
Harbor in 1640. I find by history of Kenne- 
bunk that Ambrose jun. m. Ann July 1653. d, 
1 661. widow m. Wm. Scadlock jun. If this 
Berry left child'n, they probably moved to Saco. 



I also find a statement that Ambrose Berry 
lived on west side of Spurwink River near 
mouth, where he had lived 30 years, he died 
1676. 

Where did ist Ambrose come from, aud 
whom did he marry.? How many child'n had 
he, names, births &c. I wish to trace West- 
brook Berry one of the original 16 settlers of 
Machias who removed from Scarboro' with wife 
Jane Freeman. What is date of their marriage, 
of her birth, her parents' names } 

I find some information of these Berrys in 
the Maine Recorder Vols, i — 6, who can 
help me further ? 

Mrs. Oren R. McKenney, 
38 Pine St., Chicago, 111. 

PiLLSBURY Family — 250th anniversary of 
its settlement in New England, celebrated in 
Newburyport Mass. Sept. 3, 1890, where 
William Pillsbury, the progenitor of the name 
in this country first established himself as a 
settler. 

People of this name came from all parts of 
the United States to join in this the third 
meeting of the kind brought about through the 
influence and exertions of Misses Emily A. and 
Ellen P. Getchell, descendants of William 
Pillsbury. 

There were present at this meeting 171 de- 
scendants to the tenth generation, the eldest, 
Judge Nehemiah O. Pillsbury, of Montclair, N. 
J., in his 85th year; and the youngest, Laura 
E. Merrill, of Danvers, aged 21 months. Hon. 
A. E. Pillsbury of Boston presided, and the 
usual program, consisting of speeches songs, 
&c. written for the occasion was well carried 
out. 

Miss D. R. Pillsbury of Rockland Me. wrote 
the anniversary hymn ; Miss Emily A. Getchell 
of Newburyport wrote an appropriate poem for 
the occasion, and Mrs. Hannah (Pillsbury) 
Chamberlin, of Dover N, H., an ode. 

Some of the prominent names present were, — 
Hon. W. S. Pillsbury, Derry, N. H. ; Hon. E. 
L. Pillsbury, Charlestown, Mass. ; Chas. E. 



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Pillsbury, Biddeford, Me.; Parker Pillsbury, 
Concord, N. H.; Hons. Geo. A. and John S. 
Pillsbury of Minneapolis, Minn. ; Chas. A. 
Pillsbury, Roanake, Va. Those interested in 
the genealogy of this family may address, 
Mi.ss E. A. Getchell, 

Newburyport, Mass. 

Walker — I want information of the ances- 
tors of Charles Walker who was born Aug. 15, 
1759, probably in Kittery or Berwick, and 
settled in Westbrook. His sister, Molly 
Walker, married Capt. John Brackett of Port- 
land, who moved to Harrison in 17 10. Charles 
Walker married Eunice Berry of Portland, dau. 
of George and Sarah (Stickney) Berry, and 
moved to Harrison in 17 15. His children, all 
born in Westbrook, were — 

Samuel, b, Oct. 8, 1783, m. Hannah Hicks 
of Westbrook. 

Miriam b. Oct. 7, 1785, m. Philip Cobl? of 
Westbrook. 

Charles jr. b. Oct. i, 1787, m. Sally Barbour 
of Westbrook dau. of Adam and Betty (Knight) 
Barbour. 

John b. Sept. 5, 1791, d. Nov. 24, 1791. 

Eunice b. May 4, 1793, "^- ^^^'^ Dawes of 
Harrison. 

Eliza b. June 28, 1798, m. ist Joshua 
Howard, 2d David Woodsum, both of Harrison. 
Knight — I want also information of ances- 
tors of Moses Knight, b. about 1720, and settled 
in Westbrook or Presumpscot. 

Nash — I want also information of Elijah 
Nash b. about 1750, probably in Gray and 
settled in Raymond. 

R. H. Walker, 
335 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

Benning — I want and can impart informa- 
tion respecting Benning of Bennington, Ver- 
mont, who are said to have emigrated in the 
reign of Charles H and may have been related 
to the Wentworths of N. H. Vt., and Western 
N. Y. Benning Wentworth was the first Gov- 
ernor of N. H. in 1 741. 



Archdeacon Benning, sometime Chaplain to 
the Marquess of Hertford, had two sons, James, 
who I believe, lived and died in America; and 
Conway, who was a Lieutenant in the English 
Artillery and was killed at the battle of Albuera. 

Goodrich, or Goodricke — An English fam- 
ily descended from Edward Goodricke of Lin- 
colnshire through his 2d son Thomas, Bishop 
of Ely, and Lord Chancellor to King Edward 
VL These people have a tradition that one of 
their family sailed in the Mayflower. Samuel 
Goodrich (Peter Parley) many years ago wrote 
to the head of the family, the late Mr. James 
Pitt Goodrich on the subject of supposed kin- 
ship. There is, or was a Lieut. Goodrich of 
the U. S. Navy who visited his English name- 
sakes not many years ago. Address, 

Conway Dighton, 
S. Julias, Cheltenham, England. 

The Sabbath School Society of Port. 
LAND* Inform their fellow-citizens the school 
will re-commence on the next Sabbath. They 
presume it is now needless to explain the 
object of their schools, or to enumerate the 
beneficial effects they are calculated to produce. 
The experiment has been tried on a large scale, 
not only in this but in many other countries. 
The result is more favorable and encouraging 
than its most sanguine advocates have dared 
to expect. This mode of communicating in- 
struction is rapidly extending itself through the 
world ; and every year affords new and multi- 
plied proofs that Sabbath Schools are among 
the most powerful and successful means which 
Divine Providence is now employing to amel- 
iorate the moral character and condition of 
mankind. It it, however, obvious, that little 
can be done, without the countenance and co- 
operation of parents to suggest that very much 
depends on the constant and punctual attend- 
ance of the children ; and that such an attend- 
ance cannot be secured without some care and 
attention on the part of the parents. 

They will only add, that while the morals of 
the rising generation are exposed to such nu- 



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merous, powerful, and dangerous temptations 
as assail them at the present day, it seems not 
only highly desirable but indispensably necessa- 
ry that every possible means should be em- 
ployed to furnish them early with correct 
principles, and guard them against contamina- 
tion. 

The Schools will commence immediately 
after divine service in the afternoon of every 
Sabbath, except the first Sabbath in each 
month, when they will be opened at 8 o'clock in 
the morning. Portland, May 4, 1820. 

*An old document, explaining itself, concern 
ing the establishing of Sabbath Schools in 
Maine. Found and communicated by G. M. 
Donham, Esq. 

Thurston Genealogies, 1635-1892. — This 
is the second and revised edition of the Thurs- 
ton Genealogies, a book of 744 large 800 pp., 
containing 21 portraits, and 28 short pedigrees 
of other families which cross more or less with 
this. 

The work contains several cuts of coats of 
arms of the Thurstons with explanations of the 
same. 

This book is not a mere collection of names 
and dates, but in every case where it was possi- 
ble. The residence, business, and religion of 
the people are mentioned, making it a readable 
book of general affairs as well as one of refer- 
ence for this family. 

The compiler, himself as master printer, and 
a man known to be thoroughly accurate and 
reliable in all matters of this kind which he has 
undertaken, as far as facts can be ascertained 
by diligent research and inquiry; and the 
seventeen years spent by him in collecting and 
verifying his material for the work he has pub- 
lished, makes this a book worthy of the patron- 
age of all who appreciate such conscientious 
and painstaking labor. 

The book contains 10,520 names of Thurstons 
and their children, and 17,976 other names 
connected with these families, all thoroughly 



indexed, with author's notes and explanations. 
The book is finished in cloth at $5.00, and in J^ 
Turkey leather with gilt edge at $7.50 a copy. 
Address the Author Brown Thurston, 

Portland, Me. 

Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1736- 
1850. — Births, Marriages and Deaths, A Family 
Register for the people. 

The compiler of this great work has spared 
no labor or pains to make it a complete record 
in every sense of the term as far as the original 
goes. He has taken the town records of War- 
wick, East and West Greenwich and Coventry, 
and arranged every name contained therein in 
alphabetical order, under the respective heads 
of Births, Marriages and Deaths and then made 
complete indexes of the whole. 

The arrangement of the work, the printing 
and the whole making is excellent. The records 
of the four towns mentioned make a book of 
about 600 quarto pages untrimmed, nicely bound 
in black cloth with gilt title. The book we 
have received is lettered Vol. i, so we infer 
there must be several more to follow, a certain 
number of towns to each. For further informa- 
tion of these records address the compiler, Mr. 
James N. Arnold, Providence, R. I. 

Three Episodes of Massachusetts His- 
tory by Charles Francis Adams in 2 Vols, of 
more than 500 pages each. The Episodes are 
The Settlc7)ic)it of Boston Bay, The Antinomian 
Controversy, mid a Study of Church and Town 
Government. 

The writer begins his historical sketches by 
portraying the life of European dwellers in the 
eastern portion of Massachusetts a few years 
1)efore the arrival of the Pilgrims. Their 
troubles with the savages is his principle theme 
for the first chapters. A terrible epidemic 
among the Indians is mentioned which no physi- 
cian appeared to understand, and which a few 
years later spread among the explorers. He 
details various attempts at the establishment 
of trading posts, takes the reader through the 
arrivals at different times of the Pilgrims, their 



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hardships and settlement. He dwells much on 
colonizing experiments, and weaves into his 
narrative an abundance of material not usual in 
New England history, and which shows a deep 
and thorough research into the files of our 
early colonial archives. Mr. Adams deals with 
plain and solid facts, and reprimands some of 
our poets and other imaginative writers, perhaps 
not unjustly, for many misleading ideas thrown 
into their work on the colonial times for the 
sake of poetry and sentiment. The Antiinonian 
Controversy is well handled. The various 
religious fanatics of the time are brought out 
with their different offenders and defenders. 



and carried to some length in the last of the 
first vol. and first of the second vol. The Sticdy of 
Church a7td Town Government is confined prin- 
cipally to Quincy, but illustrates the manners and 
customs of the early New England people during 
the colonial period wherever settled. The writer 
has continued his narrative to nearly the present 
time, comparing the customs of to-day with 
those of the colonists. The work is written in 
a way to fascinate whoever glances into it, and 
the reader who begins it will not be likely to 
put it by unfinished. No student in New Eng- 
land history can afford to be without this book. 
Published by Houghton Mifflin & Co. $4.00. 



INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL CLUB. 



For mutual aid to those interested in genealogy. No expense to join the club; simply send your 
address to S. M. Watson, 98 Exchange St., Portland, Me., with the names on which you wish, and 
can impart information, when they will be added to the list and published in the next number of 
the Maine Histo7'Jcal and Genealogical Recorder, Portland Me. All members expect to answer any 
queries addressed to them on the names they advertise, when they can do so conveniently. 

Andrews, H. F., Audobon, Iowa. — Would like the dates of births and deaths of Robert Andrews 
probably of Ipswich, Mass., and his descendants down to the Revolution. Will exchange in- 
formation on families, Andrews, Hamblen, Stearns, Kimball, Fickett. 

Arnold, J. N., 30 Eddy Street, Providence, R. I. — Wishes to learn the history of any family who 
has emigrated from Rhode Island, from the time of leaving the State. 

Avery, Walter T., 165 Front Street, New York, N. Y. — Descendants of Dr. William Avery, of 
Dedham, Mass., 1650. 

Babcock, L. C„ Forest City House, Cleveland, O. — Parsons, Cook, Gaylord, Holmes, Moore, 
Babcock. 

Baxter, Rupert H., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me. — Baxter, Taylor and Cone. 

Berry, C. Fred 484 Congress street, Portland, Me. — Berry. 

Bodge, Rev. Geo. M., Leominster, Mass. — Will exchange information on families. Bodge, Plum- 
mer, Harmon, Chute, and early families of Windham, Me. 

Blake, Miss I. A., P. O. Lock Box 87, New Brunswick, N. J. — Brett, of Me. Hollis, of Mass. Can 
furnish some information of Phillip King's descendants who came to Mass. before 1680. 

Bradford, I. G., London, Eng. 1 57 Dalston Lane, N. E. — Bradford. — I have searched Church and 
College registers, monumental inscriptions etc. in Middlesex, Surrey, Essex and other 
counties. 

Bradford, C, Indianapolis, Ind. — Bradford. 

Bradford, Horace Stan dish, 61 Broadway, N. Y. — Bradford. 

Bradley, Leonard A., P. O. Box 698, New Haven, Conn., wants information as to George Bradlee 
who was in Tolland, Conn., as early as 17 16, and left descendants. Where did he residy 
before going to Tolland, and with what other early Bradley family was he connected t Can 
give information of Bradleys of New Haven, Hartford, and Fairfield, Conn. Is any one 
investigating the history of the Haverhill and Maine Bradleys ? 

Chute, William E., Wales, St. Clair County, Mich. — Chute, Foster, Morse, Marshall, Hicks, Ran- 
dall, Barnes, Dodge, Woodworth, Potter. 

Conant, Fred Odell, Portland, Me. — Conant, Odell, Davis, Drink water. 

Cone, W. W., Topeka, Kansas, desires information regarding ancestry of one Thomas Cone who 
m. Lois or Louisa Watson in 1799. She was b. in Williamstown, Mass., Sept. 18, 1783, and 
d, in Charlotte, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1854. When was he b. and when did he d. and what was the 
name of his father.? Will exchange information on the Cone family. 

Corson, Julia H., 21 Ray street, Manchester, N. H. — Corson. 

Cregar, William F., 2215 Venango street, Philadelphia, Penn. — Bacon family. 

Daish, J. B., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. — James Daish (in Canada), Boughton, 
and Wingert. 

Darling, C. W., Utica, N. Y. — Harlakenden, Pierpont, Noyes, Chauncey, Dana, Ely and Darling. 

Derby, Samuel C, 93, E. 15th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. — Derby, Knowlton, Harlow. 

Deering, Henry, Deering, Me., U. S. A. — Deering, Illsley, Milk, Dunn, Bray, Parkers, of Andover, 
Fernald, Sherburne, Langdon, Grindall, ScoUay, Swan, Moody, Greenleaf, Browns of New- 
bury, Jacksons of Florida, Miller or Muller and Valentines of Jamaica. In England. 
Holwell, Heywood, Wrangham of St. Helena, Reeves, Nevilles of Furness Co., Kilday, Bodley. 

Dow, Edgar R., 1842 Champa St., Denver Col. — Dow and Lufkin. 

Drummond, Josiah H., Portland, Me. — Descendants of Alexander Drummond ; The Blackwells of 
Sandwich ; The Haydens of Braintree. 

Dudley, Dean, Wakefield, Mass. — Dudley. 

Elliott, Rev. John E., Bridgewater, Conn. — Can give information of Elliott of all lines, and wish 
the same concerning this name in Maine. 

Emery, Rev. Rufus, 244 Grand street, Newbury, N. Y. — Emery. 

Fairfield, Oliver Jay, D. 4. Cambridge, Mass. — Fairfield. 



Fernow, B., Kingston, N. Y. — Can exchange information on old Dutch families of N. Y., especially 
those of Albany, (Fort Orange) and Ulster Co. Wiltwyck, Esapus, Kingstan. 

Garland, J. G., Biddeford, Me., Garland — and want information of early families of Biddeford, Me. 

Getchell, Miss Emily A., Newburyport, Mass. — Will exchange information on the name of Gatchel, 
Getchell or Gitchell, Witham, Pillsbury and Allen. 

Gibson, James, Salem, N. Y. — Brown, Gibson, Gerrish, Townsend, Woodworth. 

Goodale, Benj. N., Saco, Me. — Scammon, Page, Hodge and Cook. 

Guild, Mrs. Mary S. P., 52 Johnson street, Lynn, Mass. — Styles, Stiles. 

Hallen, Rev. A. W. P., Parsonage, Alloa, Scotland. — Van Halen, Flemish. Hallen, Holland of 
Flemish descent. I shall be pleased to search the Scotch Parish Registers for any names 
which members of the club may suggest. Small fees are charged by the clerks in Register 
Houses here. 

Hayes, Dr. Fred H., 372 Central ave., Dover, N. H. — Hayes family. 

Hoag, Chas. A., Lockport, N. Y. — Hoag family. 

Holmes, Geo. F., 188 Middle street, Portland, Me.— Holmes, Thatcher and Fuller. 

Hooker, Capt. Edward, U. S. N., 47 Green Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. — Hooker, Prescott, Barrett, 
Minot, Dagget, Griswoll, Lewis. 

Hopkins, Tho. S., 736 Eighth street, N. W. Washington, D. C. — I have arranged with the Com- 
missioners of Pensions to furnish genealogical data from the Revolutionary pension records 
to members of the Club. The work will be done by a Pension Office Clerk, and the only 
cost will be his remuneration and whatever I may have to spend for postage. I will cheer- 
fully furnish estimates when requested, and attend to all the details. Prompt replies must 
not be expected, as the Pension Office moves slowly in such matters. 

Hultin, Ida C, Des Moines, Iowa, wants information of Perkins Gaman, said to have been born in 
Portland, Me., son of and Susan (Perkins) Gaman. 

Johnson, F. C, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. — Johnson, and anything pertaining to history of Wyoming Valley. 

King, D. L., Akron, O. — King, Hollay. 

King, M. F., Portland, Me. — King, Shaw. 

King, Rufus, box 312, Yonkers, Westchester County, N. Y. — King, Odell. 

Leavitt, Emily W., 47 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, Mass. — Can exchange information on the Blair 
family. 

Lewis, A. F., Fryeburg, Me. — Lewis, Coolbroth. 

Locke, Ira S., 180 Middle street, Portland, Me. — Locke, Clark, Clarke, Patterson. 

Lowell, W. L., 131 Devonshire st., Boston, Mass. — Lowell, Allen, Wheeler, Russell, Greenleaf. 

Libby, C. Thornton, 98 Exchange St., Portland, Me. — All Scarborough, Me., families, and the Libby 
family everywhere. 

Lunt, J. R., 546 Congress street, Portland, Me. — Descendants of the 2d (Ensign) Henry Lunt of 
Newbury ; Cammett, Cammitt, Camit. 

Makechine, Ernst. W., Somerville, Mass. — Mann, Fales, Daniels, Ruggles, Benson, Johnson, Baxter, 
Taft, George, Gove, Prescott, Blake, Hale, Williams, Bement, Lewis, North, Watson, Mc- 
Kechnie. 

Meserve, Dr. A. K. P., 109 Emery street, Portland, Me. — Meserve, Anderson, Stone, Small; also 
the following families who settled in Pearsontown, now Standish, viz. Bean, Butler, 
Butteriield, Chase, Cookson, Cram, Crocker, Davis, Deane, Dennett, Dow, Dorsett, Freeman, 
Hall, Hasty, Harmon, Hinckley, Howe, Higgins, Jones, Linnell, Lowell, Marrett, Marrau, 
Moody, Moulton, Mitchell, Mussey, Paine, Philbrick, Pierce, Rich, Richardson, Rowe, 
Sanborn, Spring, Shaw, Stuart or Stewart, Thomes, Thorn, Thompson, Tucker, Weeks, 
West, Whitney, Wood and York. 

Miller, Frank B., Gushing, Me. — Decendants of Frank Miller, who came from Germany to Waldo- 
l)oro, Me., and was among the first settlers of that place in 1753. 
Milliken, J. A., Cherryfield, Me. — Milliken. 

Moulton, A. F., 188 Middle street, Portland, Me. — Moulton, Fabyan, Stone, Carter. 

Munsell, Frank, 81 State street, Albany, N. Y.— Munsell. 

Noyes, Edward D., 33 Exchange street, Portland, Me. — Noyes. 

Pratt, Mrs. A. C, 63 Washington ave., Chelsea, Mass. — Weston, Piper, Wellington, Lambert. 

Pulsifer, Mrs. Harriet, Auburn, Me. — Pulsifer, Dunn, Barnes, Rust, and decendants of Jasiel and 
Anna (Crosman) Smith of Taunton, Mass., and Turner and Bridgton, Me. 

Pulsifer, R. H., Waterville, Me. — Pulsifer, Dunn, Dunbar, Fobes, Rust, Barnes. 

Randall, Frank E., 7 Nashua street. New York City. — Randall. 

Rich, Caroline W. D., Auburn, Me. — Rich, Leavitt, Bonney, Stockbridge. 



Sherwood, Geo. F. Tudor, Petersham House, Walham Green, London, S. W. England. — Has 

extensive collections relating to Sherwood family, also families of Co. Berks, England. 
Smith, George Plumer, 231 South Sixth street, Philadelphia, Penn. — Plummer, Plumer. 
Smith, H. D., Norway, Me. — Hezediah Smith of Beverly, and descendants. 
Strout, E. S., 99 Chauncey street, Boston, Mass. — Strout. 

Any commission however small will receive careful attention. 
Tenney, Miss I. A., No. Loominster. — Tenney. 

Tenny, Miss M. J., box 123, Haverhill, Mass. — White, Cutler, Tenny. 
Thurston, Brown, 97 1-2 Exchange St., Portland, Me. — Thurston, Chapman. 
Thwing. Dr. E. P., 156 St. Marks Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y; — Would like information of immediate 

ancestors of Benj. Thwing who came to Boston from Eng., Apr. 1635, in ships "Susan and 

Ellen." 
Topliff, G. ¥., 48 Congress St.. Boston, Mass., Topliff. 
Washburn, Dexter C, Lewiston, Me. — Washburn, Prince. 
Watson, Dr. Irving A., Concord, N. H. — Watson. 
Watson, S. M., Portland Me. — Watson, Andrews, Milliken. 
White, Myra L., Lake View, N. H. — White, Hodsdon, Came, Fletcher, Chamberlain, Stewart, 

Bradley, Gowen or Going. 
Woodward, Frank E., Maiden, Mass. — Woodward, Woodworth. 



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Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 49 



\ 



July 24, 


1800. 


Matthias, son of 


Matthias 


and Esther 


Aug. 12, 


1795- 


Parker, " Amos and 


Sally. 


Feb. 21, 


1796. 


Dorcal, dau. of 


" 


(( 


May 14, 


1800. 


Eliu, son of 


" 


a 


July II, 


1787. 


Mark, " John and Rhoda. 




Jan. 18, 


1789. 


Lydia, dau. of " 


u 




Dec. 25, 


1791. 


Eunice, '' " 






Sept. 19, 


1793- 


Eliakim, son of 






Jan. 7, 


1795- 


Thomas, " 






Jan. 4, 


1797- 


Nathan, " 






May: 17, 


1799. 


Isaiah, " 






Nov. 14, 


1745- 


Josiah was born, and 




Jan. 3, 


1759- 


Sarah, his wife was born. 




Aug. 6, 


1778. 


Alexander, son of 


Josiah and Sarah. 


Dec. 21, 


1779. 


Alison, " 


u 


a 


Oct. 24, 


1781. 


Eunice, dau. of 


" 


" 


Apr. 17, 


1783- 


Joab, son " 


(( 


it 


July I, 


1785- 


Abraham, " 


i( 


ii 


Sept. 6, 


1787. 


Sally, dau. '' 


(( 


u 


Sept. 10, 


1789. 


Mary, *' 


i( 


u 


Nov. 7, 


1791. 


John, son " 


(,i 


ii 


Oct. 7, 


1793- 


Betsey, dau. " 


a 


ii 


Dec. 10, 


1795- 


Josiah, son " 


u 


ii 


Dec. 23, 


1797- 


Hanson, " 


(( 


ii 


Feb. II, 


1800. 


Leorny 1 " 


u 


ii 


Aug. 16, 


1778. 


Lowil, Augusta, dau. of — 


L> 


dia. 


July 16, 


1770. 


Milliken, Abraham, son oi 


Lemuel 


and Pheby. 


July 15. 


1772. 


Mary, dau. " 


u 


" 


Jan. 14, 


1775- 


Susannah, '' 


u 


ii 


Dec. 23. 


^777- 


. '^^Z?,^^ 


u 


a 


Dec. 19, 


1780. 


Samuel, son " 


(( 


a 


Nov. 9, 


1782. 


Pheby, dau. 


(( 


ii 


Jan. 4, 


1784. 


Jacob, son " 
Apr. 30, 1884. 


u 


" was Ii 


Apr. 25, 


1778. 


Stuart, Sally, dau. of Sam 


uel and . 


\nna. 


Apr. 25, 


1779- 


Anna, " " 


a 




Aug. 29, 


1782. 


Abigail '' " 


a 




Feb. 17, 


1786. 


John, son of " 


a 





was living in Scarboro' 



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July 5, 1789 
Feb. 27, 1792 
Feb. 28, 1794, 
Dec. 2, 1798 
Sept. 16, 1793 
June 19, 1795 
Oct. 18, 1797 
Jan. 3, 1800 
Dec. 16, 1800 
Dec. 4, 1772 
July 31, 1771 
Nov. 25, 1774 
Apr. 25, 1776 
Mar. 9, 1778 
May 10, 1780 
Aug. I, 1782 
Aug. 25, 1785 
Jan. 13, 1788 
Apr. 13, 1790 
Oct. 25, 1791 
Oct. 22, 1796 
June II, 1787 
Apr. 6, 1789 
Sept. 30, 1791 
Mar. 17, 1794 
Mar. 6, 1780 
Aug. I, 1781 
Dec. 15, 1783 
Mar. I, 1786 
Jan. 2, 1788 
Dec. 2, 1790 
July 13, 1794 
Sept. 6, 1792, 
Dec. 10, 1794 
Aug. 3, 1799 
Sept. 21, 1749. 
Apr. 19, 1751, 
July I, 1754, 



Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel and Anna. 

Heriot, 

Samuel, son of " " 

Frederick, 

Mehitable Mo-ulton, dau. of Jotham and Hannah. 

Miles, son of " " 

William Vaughn, son of " " 

u 2(i, " " " 

Thomas Burnham, and John Bragg, at one birth. 
Milliken, James, son of Jeremiah and Sarah. 

Anna, dau. of " " 

Isaac, son of " " 

Shuar, dau. of " " 

Rufus, son of " " 

Lemuel, " " " 

Jeremiah, " " 

Sally, dau, of " " 

Joel, son of " " 

Isabella, dau. of " " 

Hariot, " " 

Mary, " " " 

Pilsbury, Tristrim, son of Joseph and Elizabeth. 

Hannah, dau. of " " 

John, son of " " 

Enoch, " " u . . 

Rice, Betsey, dau. of Gedion and Sarah. 

Joseph, son of " " 

Simon, " " " 

Ephraim, " " " 

Sarah, dau. of " " 

Hariot, " " " 

James, " " " 

Fenderson, Benjamin, son of Thomas and Mary. 
James, son of " " 

Abial, 
Prout, Timothy, died May 9, 1750, son of Joseph and Hannah. 
O. S., Lydia ist, dau. of Joseph and Hannah. 
N. S. Timothy, son of '' " 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



51 



Feb. 3, 1757. 



Mar. 


20, 


1760. 


May 


20, 


1763- 


Apr. 


20, 


T766. 


June 


25. 


1770. 


June 


23, 


1794. 


Aug. 


3. 


1796. 


Sept. 


3. 


1798. 


Dec. 


29, 


1800. 


May 


6, 


1790. 


Apr. 


2, 


1794. 


Mar. 


20, 


1790. 


Sept. 


12, 


1792 



Mary and Elizabeth, daus. of Joseyh and Hannah. 
Elizabeth d. June 7, 1759, N. S. 
Mary, d. July 15, 1759, N. S. 
Joseph, son of Joseph and Hannah. 
Hannah, dau. of " " 

John, son of " " 

Jordan, " " " 

Libby, Eliza, dau, Henry and Pegge. 
Peggy, " " " 

Susannah, dau. of Henry and Pegge. 
Henry, son of " " 

Oliver, " Robert and Hannah. 

Shirley, " " Rebecah. 

Elias, " Abner and Anna. 

Parmenio, " " " 




52 Maine Historical aiid Genealogical Recorder, 

TO HIS EXCELLENCY JOSEPH STUDLEY ESQ., 

CAPTAIN, GENERAL AND GOVERNOUR IN CHIEF 

IN AND OUER PROVINCE OF THE MASETHU- 

SETS BAY IN NEW ENGLAND: &C. 



CONTRIBUTED BY DR. J. S. H. FOGG. 

Wells, August 4^^, 1702. 
May it Please Your Excellency, 

At my hearing of youre Excellen- 
cys Returne from the Eastward to Piscataqua the Last ,week, I 
imediately went thither to waite on youre selfe theire, but your 
quick dispatche from thence Prevented me of that opertunity, which 
makes me bould to give youre Excellency the trouble of these 
lines. S"^. I understand that the Indians at the Eastward veare}/ 
Redily Profesed Create Fidelity to youre selfe and the English 
nation with Great Promises of Peace and Friendship, which 
Promises so Longe as it may stand with theire owne Interest I be- 
lieve they may keep and no Longer, theire teachers Instructing 
them that theire is no Faith to be kept with Hereticks sutch as 
they account vs to be, themselves also being naturially deseaitful 
Like theire Father whom they serue. Indeed S^. I Cannot have 
Charity for them to believe what they say, I haueing Experienced 
so mutch of theire horable deseaitfullness in the Last war vpon 
many of theire treaties and articles of Peace, so that I Cannot but 
apprehend oure selues that Hue in these remote Parts of the 
Countrey and being fronteers but to be in Great dainger, and Con- 
sidering that we haue war Proclaimed with the French who are not 
so far from vs but that they may withoute any Great difucalty send 
out an armey against vs, eaither with or without the assistance of 
oure Pretended frend Indians. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 63 

This towne being the nerest to the enemy and the farthest from 
any help or ReHef, we Cannot but apprehend oure selues to be in 
Great dainger and espesialey at this season of the yeare, oure 
occasions Calling us Genirally from home to Get oure hay and Corn 
secured, oure Inhabitents doth therefore Pray that youre Excellen- 
cy would assist vs with sum men, twenti or thirty or so many as 
youre Excellency in Wisdom may think fit: my humble Request 
to youre Excellency when at Saco was that you woulde Please to 
Grant me the Liberty of a Garison where I nowe Line which then 
youre Excellency did not resolve, I still Pray for the same with 
submission, and desire youre Excellencys Resolution in that mater, 
to which shall Redily submit with onely Informing your Excel- 
lency that if I must remoue into the midle of the towne I must 
Leaue that Little Estate that I haue to maintaine my family with, 
and Carey a large family wheire I haue but little to maintaine them 
withal. Praying youre Excellencys Pardon for these rude lines, I 

tRemaine euer to be your Excellencys most humble Seruant at all 
Comands. JOHN WHEELWRIGHT. 




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NOTES, QUERIES, ETC. 



Chute Family — I have my work on the 
history of this family nearly ready for the 
printer. I trace this family name from the 
time of William the Conqueror, 1066; and 
have a continuous history from Alexander who 
died 1268, to the present. In England they 
run into several families of the Nobility, and 
there were several members of Parliament of 
this name. In America there are three branches 
of the family, many members of which have 
been prominent in town affairs where they 
resided. 

I have made some wonderful and valuable 
discoveries in this history which I little dreamed 
of when I commenced this work. Those claim- 
ing this name in Nova Scotia, Maine and 
Massachusetts will be surprised at the revela- 
tions this publication will show; but I am 
desirous of information in tbe branch of Curtis 
Chute, son of Thomas who went to Maine 
from Mass. in 1737-8. The only daughter, 
Ruth born Jan. 13, 1755 married Jeremiahs, 
[/a?nes'^, /eremiahi, Jeremiah'^, Robert^,) Jordan, 
born 1753, married Aug. 1775 in Windham and 
had — 

1 Mary b. 1776. 

2 Curtis b. 1778, m. Mary Lord, had 2 chil. 
she d. 1871. 

3 Jeremiah b. 1780, m. Roxana off 

West. 

4 Diana b. 1781, m. Joseph McLellan 1801, 
had 7 chil. 

5 James b. May 1784, m. Eliza Hall, had i 
son, 5 daus. 

6 Almira b. Mar. 1788, m. (ieo. son of 
Wm. Babb, 1810, had 7 chil. 

7 Thomas C. b. July 12, 1795, ^'"- Nellie 
Wood of Prince Edwards Island, had 4 or 5 
chil. 

8 Henry b. 1799, m. Polly Littlehail, had 
3 or 4 chil. 

9 Abigail b. 1801. 



Joseph McClellan d. June 12, 1841, aged 63, 
at Webb's Mills, Me. Diana his w. d. Dec. 
1857. 

James d. about 1830, his w. d. , 

Almira Babb d. Aug. 1853; Geo. Babb d. 
Nov. 1830 at Saccarappa Me. aged 54. 

Thomas C. d. Apr. 27, 1876: his w. d. Jan. 
30, 1 87 1 a. 69. Henry d. Dec. 1861 : his w. d. 
Jan. 1 86 1, a. 60. 

Ruth Jordan, the mother d. Apr. 16, 1803; 
He m. 2d Mrs. Rebecca, Rice 1804, (who had 3 
chil. by her ist husband; one son was killed in 
the fight between the Enterprise and Boxer in 
the American war,) and had — 

1 Jotham b. 1806, killed in Mexican war. 

2 Ruth b. Dec. 20, 1808 m. Caleb Chaplain 
and had 6 daus. and 4 sons. Mr. Chaplain d. 
Apr. 2, 1876 a. 75. His w. d. May 14, 1880 a, 
72, 

Jeremiah Jordan, the father d. at Naples 

1840. His w. d. . 

Of Rebecca Rice who m. 2d. Jeremiah Jordan 
1804 or 5 I wish information. I find in the 
Rice Family p. 125 the following — 

Abishai Rice m. Rebecca and lived at 

wSandisfield. He died about 1795 ^- 55- Their 
chil. were — 

I Chester . 

Submit living 1854. 

Erastus b. 1783, m. Mary Hulbert. 

Watson . 

Frances . 

Huldah . 



Rebecca 



Was it Chester or Watson who was on board 
the Boxer .-* 

Was the above Rebecca Rice the one who 
m. the said Jeremiah Jordan ? 

Any information in this matter will be grate- 
fully reed, by 

Wm. E. Chute, 
17 Causeway St., Boston, Mass. 



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55 



Darby, John — I desire information concern- 
ing John Darby of Marblehead, d. 1690? Also 
the ancestry of Dea. John Knowlton, m. Martha 
Jennings, 1769, Holliston, Mass., and of Francis 
Harlow, b. 1738 ? and descendants of Sargt. 
Wm. Harlow, of Plymouth. 

S. C. Derby, 
93 E. 15th St., Columbus, Ohio. 

Starkey, John — I am trying to learn the 
history of this man. He had children b. in 
Boston i666-'74, then bought lands and a home 
in Maiden; next I find him at Pemaquid 1689, 
as on his way from the fort to New Harbor, 
where he was taken by a gang of one hundred 
Indians and forced to give intelligence of the 
weakness of the garrison at the fort. Here I 
lose all trace of him until I find Andrew Starkey 
of Attleboro' Mass. selling 107 acres of land 
'•which belonged to my late father John Starkey 
at Pemaquid." 

Mather says this man was a wayfarer, Willis 
says he was an Englishman ; his name is among 
those who petitioned for Lieut. Weems to be 
left in command of the fort 1688-9. 

Are there any town records extant for these 
early years of Pemaquid or New Harbor, or can 
any reader of the Recorder aid me by any 
information of this man or his family ? 
Emily Wilder Leavitt, 
52 Bowdoin St., Boston, Mass. 

MiLLiKEN, Elias of Scarborough was at 
Union River a petitioner to the Genl. Court in 
1784, who was his father.^ Thomas was at U. 
R. 1784, was he son of Edw. .^ of Scarboro' or 
Nathl- } or neither ? 

I want information of Union River Millikens, 
Jellisons, and other U. R. families. 
J. W. Porter, 

Bangor, Me. 

Berry — I want information of descendants 
of Ambrose Berry who settled at Winter 
Harbor in 1640. I find by history of Kenne- 
bunk that Ambrose jun. m. Ann July 1653. d, 
1 661. widow m. Wm. Scadlock jun. If this 
Berry left child'n, they probably jnoved to Saco. 



I also find a statement that Ambrose Berry 
lived on west side of Spurwink River near 
mouth, where he had lived 30 years, he died 
1676. 

Where did ist Ambrose come from, aud 
whom did he marry .^ How many child'n had 
he, names, births &c. I wish to trace West- 
brook Berry one of the original 16 settlers of 
Machias who removed from Scarboro' with wife 
Jane Freeman. What is date of their marriage, 
of her birth, her parents' names ? 

I find some information of these Berrys in 
the Maine Recorder Vols. 1—6, who can 
help me further ? 

Mrs. Oren R. McKenney, 
38 Pine St., Chicago, 111. 

PiLLSBURY Family — 250th auniversary of 
its settlement in New England, celebrated in 
Newburyport Mass. Sept. 3, 1890, where 
William Pillsbury, the progenitor of the name 
in this country first established himself as a 
settler. 

People of this name came from all parts of 
the United States to join in this the third 
meeting of the kind brought about through the 
influence and exertions of Misses Emily A. and 
Ellen P. Getchell, descendants of William 
Pillsbury. 

There were present at this meeting 171 de- 
scendants to the tenth generation, the eldest, 
Judge Nehemiah O. Pillsbury, of Montclair, N. 
J., in his 85th year; and the youngest, Laura 
E. Merrill, of Danvers, aged 21 months. Hon. 
A. E. Pillsbury of Boston presided, and the 
usual program, consisting of speeches songs, 
&c. written for the occasion was well carried 
out. 

Miss D. R. Pillsbury of Rockland Me. wrote 
the anniversary hymn ; Miss Emily A. Getchell 
of Newburyport wrote an appropriate poem for 
the occasion, and Mrs. Hannah (Pillsbury) 
Chamberlin, of Dover N, H., an ode. 

Some of the prominent names present were, — 
Hon. W. S. Pillsbury, Derry, N. H. ; Hon. E. 
L. Pillsbury, Charlestown, Mass. ; Chas. E. 



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Pillsbury, Biddeford, Me.; Parker Pillsbury, 
Concord, N. H.; Hons. Geo. A. and John S. 
Pillsbury of Minneapolis, Minn. ; Chas. A. 
Pillsbury, Roanake, Va. Those interested in 
the genealogy of this family may address. 
Miss E. A. Getchell, 

Newburyport, Mass. 

Walker — I want information of the ances- 
tors of Charles Walker who was born Aug. 15, 
1759, probably in Kittery or Berwick, and 
settled in Westbrook. His sister, Molly 
Walker, married Capt. John Brackett of Port- 
land, who moved to Harrison in 17 10. Charles 
Walker married Eunice Berry of Portland, dau. 
of George and Sarah (Stickney) Berry, and 
moved to Harrison in 17 15. His children, all 
born in Westbrook, were — 

Samuel, b, Oct. 8, 1783, m. Hannah Hicks 
of Westbrook. 

Miriam b. Oct. 7, 1785, m. Philip Cobb of 
Westbrook. 

Charles jr. b. Oct. i, 1787, m. Sally Barbour 
of Westbrook dau. of Adam and Betty (Knight) 
Barbour. 

John b. Sept. 5, 1791, d. Nov. 24, 1791. 

Eunice b. May 4, 1793, "^^ ^^^^ Dawes of 
Harrison. 

Eliza b. June 28, 1798, m. ist Joshua 
Howard, 2d David Woodsum, both of Harrison. 
Knight — I want also information of ances- 
tors of Moses Knight, b. about 1720, and settled 
in Westbrook or Presumpscot. 

Nash — I want also information of Elijah 
Nash b. about 1750, probably in Gray and 
settled in Raymond. 

R. H. Walker, 
335 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

Benning — I want and can imjDart informa- 
tion respecting Benning of Bennington, Ver- 
mont, who are said to have emigrated in the 
reign of Charles II and may have been related 
to the Wentworths of N. H. Vt., and Western 
N. Y. Benning Wentworth was the first Gov- 
ernor of N. H. in 1 741. 



Archdeacon Benning, sometime Chaplain to 
the Marquess of Hertford, had two sons, James, 
who I believe, lived and died in America; and 
Conway, who was a Lieutenant in the English 
Artillery and was killed at the battle of Albuera. 

Goodrich, or Goodricke — An English fam- 
ily descended from Edward Goodricke of Lin- 
colnshire through his 2^ son Thomas, Bishop 
of Ely, and Lord Chancellor to King Edward 
VL These people have a tradition that one of 
their family sailed in the Mayflower. Samuel 
Goodrich (Peter Parley) many years ago wrote 
to the head of the family, the late Mr. James 
Pitt Goodrich on the subject of supposed kin- 
ship. There is, or was a Lieut. Goodrich of 
the U. S. Navy who visited his English name- 
sakes not many years ago. Address, 

Conway Dighton, 
S. Julias, Cheltenham, England. 

The Sabbath School Society of Port. 
land* Inform their fellow-citizens the school 
will re-commence on the next Sabbath. They 
presume it is now needless to explain the 
object of their schools, or to enumerate the 
beneficial effects they are calculated to produce. 
The experiment has been tried on a large scale, 
not only in this but in many other countries. 
The result is more favorable and encouraging 
than its most sanguine advocates have dared 
to expect. This mode of communicating in- 
struction is rapidly extending itself through the 
world ; and every year affords new and multi- 
plied proofs that Sabbath Schools are among 
the most powerful and successful means which 
Divine Providence is now employing to amel- 
iorate the moral character and condition of 
mankind. It it, however, obvious, that little 
can be done, without the countenance and co- 
operation of parents to suggest that very much 
depends on the constant and punctual attend- 
ance of the children ; and that such an attend- 
ance cannot be secured without some care and 
attention on the part of the parents. 

They will only add, that while the morals of 
the rising generation are exposed to such nu- 



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merous, powerful, and dangerous temptations 
as assail them at the present day, it seems not 
only highly desirable but indispensably necessa- 
ry that every possible means should be em- 
ployed to furnish them early with correct 
principles, and guard them against contamina- 
tion. 

The Schools will commence immediately 
after divine service in the afternoon of every 
Sabbath, except the first Sabbath in each 
month, when they will be opened at 8 o'clock in 
the morning. Portland, May 4, 1820. 

*An old document, explaining itself, concern 
ing the establishing of Sabbath Schools in 
Maine. Found and communicated by G. M. 
Donham, Esq. 

Thurston Genealogies, 1635-1892. — This 
is the second and revised edition of the Thurs- 
ton Genealogies, a book of 744 large 800 pp., 
containing 21 portraits, and 28 short pedigrees 
of other families which cross more or less with 
this. 

The work contains several cuts of coats of 
arms of the Thurstons with explanations of the 
same. 

This book is not a mere collection of names 
and dates, but in every case where it was possi- 
ble. The residence, business, and religion of 
the people are mentioned, making it a readable 
book of general affairs as well as one of refer- 
ence for this family. 

The compiler, himself as master printer, and 
a man known to be thoroughly accurate and 
reliable in all matters of this kind which he has 
undertaken, as far as facts can be ascertained 
by diligent research and inquiry; and the 
seventeen years spent by him in collecting and 
verifying his material for the work he has pub- 
lished, makes this a book worthy of the patron- 
age of all who appreciate such conscientious 
and painstaking labor. 

The book contains 10,520 names of Thurstons 
and their children, and 17,976 other names 
connected with these families, all thoroughly 



indexed, with author's notes and explanations. 
The book is finished in cloth at $5.00, and in y^ 
Turkey leather with gilt edge at #7.50 a copy. 
Address the Author Brown Thurston, 

Portland, Me. 

Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1736- 
1850. — Births, Marriages and Deaths, A Family 
Register for the people. 

The compiler of this great work has spared 
no labor or pains to make it a complete record 
in every sense of the term as far as the original 
goes. He has taken the town records of War- 
wick, East and West Greenwich and Coventry, 
and arranged every name contained therein in 
alphabetical order, under the respective heads 
of Births, Marriages and Deaths and then made 
complete indexes of the whole. 

The arrangement of the work, the printing 
and the whole making is excellent. The records 
of the four towns mentioned make a book of 
about 600 quarto pages untrimmed, nicely bound 
in black cloth with gilt title. The book we 
have received is lettered Vol. i, so we infer 
there must be several more to follow, a certain 
number of towns to each. For further informa- 
tion of these records address the compiler, Mr. 
James N. Arnold, Providence, R. I. 

Three Episodes of Massachusetts His- 
tory by Charles Francis Adams in 2 Vols, of 
more than 500 pages each. The Episodes are 
The Settleinent of Boston Bay, The Antinomian 
Controversy, and a Study of Church and Town 
Government. 

The writer begins his historical sketches by 
portraying the life of European dwellers in the 
eastern portion of Massachusetts a few years 
before the arrival of the Pilgrims. Their 
troubles with the savages is his principle theme 
for the first chapters. A terrible epidemic 
among the Indians is mentioned which no physi- 
cian appeared to understand, and which a few 
years later spread among the explorers. He 
details various attempts at the establishment 
of trading posts, takes the reader through the 
arrivals at different times of the Pilgrims, their 



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hardships and settlement. He dwells much on 
colonizmg experiments, and weaves into his 
narrative an abundance of material not usual in 
New England history, and which shows a deep 
and thorough research into the files of our 
early colonial archives. Mr. Adams deals with 
plain and solid facts, and reprimands some of 
our poets and other imaginative writers, perhaps 
not unjustly, for many misleading ideas thrown 
into their work on the colonial times for the 
sake of poetry and sentiment. The Antimonian 
Controversy is well handled. The various 
religious fanatics of the time are brought out 
with their different offenders and defenders. 



and carried to some length in the last of the 
first vol. and first of the second vol. The Study of 
Church mid Toivn Govern?nent is confined prin- 
cipally to Quincy, but illustrates the manners and 
customs of the early New England people during 
the colonial period wherever settled. The writer 
has continued his narrative to nearly the present 
time, comparing the customs of to-day with 
those of the colonists. The work is written in 
a way to fascinate whoever glances into it, and 
the reader who begins it will not be likely to 
put it by unfinished. No student in New Eng- 
land history can afford to be without this book. 
Published by Houghton Mifflin & Co. I4.00. 








INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL CLUB. 



For mutual aid to those interested in genealogy. No expense to join the club; simply send your 
address to S. M. Watson, 98 Exchange St., Portland, Me., with the names on which you wish, and 
can impart information, when they will be added to the list and published in the next number of 
the Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Portland Me. All members expect to answer any 
queries addressed to them on the names they advertise, when they can do so conveniently. 

Andrews, H. F., Audobon, Iowa. — Would like the dates of births and deaths of Robert Andrews 
probably of Ipswich, Mass., and his descendants down to the Revolution. Will exchange in- 
formation on families, Andrews, Hamblen, Stearns, Kimball, Fickett. 

Arnold, J. N., 30 Eddy Street, Providence, R. I. — Wishes to learn the history of any family who 
has emigrated from Rhode Island, from the time of leaving the State. 

Avery, Walter T., 165 Front Street, New York, N. Y. — Descendants of Dr. William Avery, of 
Dedham, Mass., 1650. 

Babcock, L. C„ Forest City House, Cleveland, O. — Parsons, Cook, Gaylord, Holmes, Moore, 
Babcock. 

Baxter, Rupert H., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me. — Baxter, Taylor and Cone. 

Berry, C. Fred 484 Congress street, Portland, Me. — Berry. 

Bodge, Rev. Geo. M., Leominster, Mass. — Will exchange information on families. Bodge, Plum- 
mer, Harmon, Chute, and early families of Windham, Me. 

Blake, Miss I. A., P. O. Lock Box 87, New Brunswick, N. J. — Brett, of Me. Hollis, of Mass. Can 
furnish some information of Phillip King's descendants who came to Mass. before 1680. 

Bradford, I. G., London, Eng. 157 Dalston Lane, N. E. — Bradford. — I have searched Church and 
College registers, monumental inscriptions etc. in Middlesex, Surrey, Essex and other 
counties. 

Bradford, C, Indianapolis, Ind. — Bradford. 

Bradford, Horace Standish, 61 Broadway, N. Y. — Bradford. 

Bradley, Leonard A., P. O. Box 698, New Haven, Conn., wants information as to George Bradlee 
who was in Tolland, Conn., as early as 17 16, and left descendants. Where did he residy 
before going to Tolland, and with what other early Bradley family was he connected .? Can 
give information of Bradleys of New Haven, Hartford, and Fairfield, Conn. Is any one 
investigating tlie history of the Haverhill and Maine Bradleys ? 

Chute, William E., Wales, St. Clair County, Mich. — Chute, Foster, Morse, Marshall, Hicks, Ran- 
dall, Barnes, Dodge, Woodworth, Potter. 

Conant, Fred Odell, Portland, Me. — Conant, Odell, Davis, Drinkwater. 

Cone, W. W., Topeka, Kansas, desires information regarding ancestry of one Thomas Cone who 
m. Lois or Louisa Watson in 1799. -"^^e was h. in Williamstown, Mass., Sept. 18, 1783, and 
d. in Charlotte, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1854. When was he b. and when did he d. and what was the 
name of his father.^ Will exchange information on the Cone family. 

Corson, Julia H., 21 Ray street, Manchester, N. H. — Corson. 

Cregar, William F., 2215 Venango street, Philadelphia, Penn. — Bacon family. 

Daish, J. B., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. — James Daish (in Canada), Boughton, 
and Wingert. 

Darling, C. W., Utica, N. Y. — Harlakenden, Pierpont, Noyes, Chauncey, Dana, Ely and Darling. 

Derby, Samuel C, 93, E. 15th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. — Derby, Knowlton, Harlow. 

Deering, Henry, Deering, Me., U. vS. A. — Deering, Illsley, Milk, Dunn, Bray, Parkers, of Andover, 
Fernald, Sherburne, Langdon, Grindall, Scollay, Swan, Moody, Greenleaf, Browns of New- 
bury, Jacksons of Florida, Miller or MuUer and Valentines of Jamaica. In England. 
Holwell, Heywood, Wrangham of St. Helena, Reeves, Nevilles of Furness Co., Kilday, Bodley. 

Dow, Edgar R., 1842 Champa St., Denver Col. — Dow and Lufkin. 

Drummond, Josiah H., Portland, Me. — Descendants of Alexander Drummond ; The Blackwells of 
Sandwich ; The Haydens of Braintree. 

Dudley, Dean, Wakefield, Mass. — Dudley. 

Elliott, Rev. John E., Bridgewater, Conn. — Can give information of Elliott of all lines, and wish 
the same concerning this name in Maine. 

Emery, Rev. Rufus, 244 Grand street, Newbury, N. Y. — Emery. 

Fairfield, Oliver Jay, D. 4. Cambridge, Mass. — Fairfield. 



Fernow, B., Kingston, N. Y. — Can exchange information on old Dutch families of N. Y., especially 
those of Albany, (Fort Orange) and Ulster Co. Wiltwyck, Esapus, Kingstan. 

Garland, J. G., Biddeford, Me., Garland — and want information of early families of Biddeford, Me. 

Getchell, Miss Emily A., Newburyport, Mass. — Will exchange information on the name of Gatchel, 
Getchell or Gitchell, Witham, Pillsbury and Allen. 

Gibson, James, Salem, N. Y. — Brown, Gibson, Gerrish, Townsend, Woodworth. 

Goodale, Benj. N., Saco, Me. — Scammon, Page, Hodge and Cook. 

Guild, Mrs. Mary S. P., 52 Johnson street, Lynn, Mass. — Styles, Stiles. 

Hallen, Rev. A. W. P., Parsonage, Alloa, Scotland. — Van Halen, Flemish. Hallen, Holland of 
Flemish descent. I shall be pleased to search the Scotch Parish Registers for any names 
which members of the club may suggest. Small fees are charged by the clerks in Register 
Houses here. 

Hayes, Dr. Fred H., 372 Central ave., Dover, N. H. — Hayes family. 

Hoag, Chas. A., Lockport, N. Y. — Hoag family. 

Holmes, Geo. F., 188 Middle street, Portland, Me. — Holmes, Thatcher and Fuller. 

Hooker, Capt. Edward, U. S. N., 47 Green Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. — Hooker, Prescott, Barrett, 
Minot, Dagget, Griswoll, Lewis. 

Hopkins, Tho. S., 736 Eighth street, N. W. Washington, D. C. — I have arranged with the Com- 
missioners of Pensions to furnish genealogical data from the Revolutionary pension records 
to members of the Club. The work will be done by a Pension Office Clerk, and the only 
cost will be his remuneration and whatever I may have to spend for postage. I will cheer- 
fully furnish estimates when requested, and attend to all the details. Prompt replies must 
not be expected, as the Pension Office moves slowly in such matters. 

Hultin, Ida C, Des Moines, Iowa, wants information of Perkins Gaman, said to have been born in 
Portland, Me., son of and Susan (Perkins) Gaman. 

Johnson, F. C, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. — Johnson, and anything pertaining to history of Wyoming Valley. 

King, D. L., Akron, O.— King, Hollay. 

King, M. F., Portland, Me. — King, Shaw. 

King, Rufus, box 312, Yonkers, Westchester County, N. Y. — King, Odell. 

Leavitt, Emily W., 47 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, Mass. — Can exchange information on the Blair 
family. 

Lewis, A. F., Fryeburg, Me. — Lewis, Coolbroth. 

Locke, Ira S., 180 Middle street, Portland, Me. — Locke, Clark, Clarke, Patterson. 

Lowell, W. L., 131 Devonshire st., Boston, Mass. — Lowell, Allen, Wheeler, Russell, Greenleaf. 

Libby, C. Thornton, 98 Exchange St., Portland, Me. — All Scarborough, Me., families, and the Libby 
family everywhere. 

Lunt, J. R., 546 Congress street, Portland, Me. — Descendants of the 2d (Ensign) Henry Lunt of 
Newbury; Cammett, Cammitt, Camit. 

Makechine, Ernst. W., Somerville, Mass. — Mann, Fales, Daniels, Ruggles, Benson, Johnson, Baxter, 
Taft, George, Gove, Prescott, Blake, Hale, Williams, Bement, Lewis, North, Watson, Mc- 
Kechnie. 

Meserve, Dr. A. K. P., 109 Emery street, Portland, Me. — Meserve, Anderson, Stone, Small; also 
the following families who settled in Pearsontown, now Standish, viz. Bean, Butler, 
Butterfield, Chase, Cookson, Cram, Crocker, Davis, Deane, Dennett, Dow, Dorsett, Freeman, 
Hall, Hasty, Harmon, Hinckley, Howe, Higgins, Jones, Linnell, Lowell, Marrett, Marrau, 
Moody, Moulton, Mitchell, Mussey, Paine, Philbrick, Pierce, Rich, Richardson, Rowe, 
Sanborn, Spring, Shaw, Stuart or Stewart, Thomes, Thorn, Thompson, Tucker, Weeks, 
West, Whitney, Wood and York. 

Miller, Frank B., Gushing, Me. — Decendants of Frank Miller, who came from Germany to Waldo- 
boro, Me., and was among the first settlers of that place in 1753. 
Milliken, J. A., Cherryfield, Me. — Milliken. 

Moulton, A. F., 188 Middle street, Portland, Me.— Moulton, Fal^yan, Stone, Carter. 

Munsell, Frank, 81 State street, Albany, N. Y.— Munsell. 

Noyes, Edward D., 33 Exchange street, Portland, Me. — Noyes. 

Pratt, Mrs. A. C, 63 Washington ave., Chelsea, Mass.— Weston, Piper, Wellington, Lambert. 

Pulsifer, Mrs. Harriet, Auburn, Me. — Pulsifer, Dunn, Barnes, Rust, and decendants of Jasiel and 
Anna (Crosman) Smith of Taunton, Mass., and Turner and Bridgton, Me. 

Pulsifer, R. H., Waterville, Me. — Pulsifer, Dunn, Dunbar, Fobes, Rust, Barnes. 

Randall, Frank E., 7 Nashua street. New York City. — Randall. 

Rich, Caroline W. D., Auburn, Me. — Rich, Leavitt, Bonney, Stockbridge. 



Sherwood, Geo. F. Tudor, Petersham House, Walham Green, London, S. W. England. — Has 

extensive collections relating to Sherwood family, also families of Co. Berks, England. 
Smith, George Plumer, 231 South Sixth street, Philadelphia, Penn. — Plummer, Plumer. 
Smith, H. D., Norway, Me. — Hezediah Smith of Beverly, and descendants. 
Strout, E. S., 99 Chauncey street, Boston, Mass. — Strout. 

Any commission however small will receive careful attention. 
Tenney, Miss I. A., No. Loominster. — Tenney. 

Tenny, Miss M. J., box 123, Haverhill, Mass. — White, Cutler, Teuny. 
Thurston, Brown, 97 1-2 Exchange St., Portland, Me. — Thurston, Chapman. 
Thwing. Dr. E. P., 156 St. Marks Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. — Would like information of immediate 

ancestors of Benj. Thwing who came to Boston from Eng., Apr. 1635, in ships "Susan and 

Ellen." 
Topliff, G. ¥., 48 Congress St.. Boston, Mass., Topliff. 
Washburn, Dexter C, Lewiston, Me. — Washburn, Prince. 
Watson, Dr. Irving A., Concord, N. H. — Watson. 
Watson, S. M., Portland Me. — Watson, Andrews, Milliken. 
White, Myra L., Lake View, N. H. — White, Hodsdon, Came, Fletcher, Chamberlain, Stewart, 

Bradley, Gowen or Going. 
Woodward, Frank E., Maiden, Mass. — Woodward, Woodworth. 



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Valuable Historical Sketches remain over for want of space^ but 
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CONTENTS OF THIS NUMBER. 



Samuel Emerson Smith, 

Norridgewock Marriages, - - 

Resolutions Passed in Biddeford, 1774, - 

Inscriptions from Old Burial Ground, St. John, N. B., 

Eastern Claims, 

First Cong. Church, Biddeford, 

Weare Family, - - 

Historical Ercepta, - - - 

History of Windham, - - 

Notes, Queries, Etc., - - - - 





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Goodall, 


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Hist. Society, 


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Moore, 


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Meserve, 


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Banks, 


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Baxter, 


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Bodge, 


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C30V. SAMUEL. E. SMITH. 



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Vol. VII. 



April, 1893. 



No. 



SAMUEL EMERSON SMITH, 



BV EVERETT SMITH. 




OVERNOR SMITH was bom in Hollis, N. H., March 
12, 1788, and pursued his preparatory studies at Groton 
Academy, receiving his degree at Harvard College in 1808. 
He studied his profession, partly with Samuel Dana of Groton, and 
partly with his brothers, Manasseh and Joseph; and was admitted 
to the Suffolk Bar, February 25,' 181 2. The same year he establish- 
ed himself in practice at Wiscasset. 

Mr. Smith early took a prominent position at the bar, as a sound 
and discriminating lawyer. His mind was clear and acute; he had 
disciplined it well in mathematics and metaphysics, studies which 
he cherished and pursued through life, and devotion to which was 
the act of his last hour; he left his study at eleven o'clock at night 
after having been several hours engaged in solving a problem in 
algebra, and an hour later he had ceased to breathe. His father 
and all the members of his family were zealous adherents to the 
old democratic party, and he was brought early into public life, and 
engaged earnestly in politics. 

In 1 81 9, the last year of our connection with Massachusetts, he 
was elected a representative from Wiscasset to the General Court 



60 Maine Historical aitd Genealogical Recorder. 

and the next year to the Legislature of Maine. On the separation 
of the State from the old commonwealth, he was removed from the 
sphere of political action by his appointment, in 1821, as chief 
justice of the Circuit Court of Common Pleas for the second 
circuit, as successor of Judge Weston, who had been raised by the 
new government to a seat on the bench of the Supreme Court. 
He had then been but nine years at the bar, and there were in his 
circuit much older practitioners 

In the reorganization of this court in 1822, by which the circuit 
system was abolished, he was appointed as associate judge of the 
new court, with Ezekiel Whitman as chief justice. 

He continued to discharge the duties of this office with great 
fidelity, intelligence, and to public acceptance, until 1830; when, 
having been elected governor of Maine, he resigned it. The 
decisions of Judge Smith were impartial and wise, and rarely over- 
ruled by the ultimate tribunal. 

He held the office of Governor, by annual elections, three years, 
1 83 1-2-3. During his administration, the public mind was greatly 
excited on the subject of the northeastern boundery, in which 
Governor Smith distinguished himself by his sound and judicious 
messages and communications, which met with public approbation. 

Another measure of importance occurred in the administration 
of Governor Smith; that was the removal of the seat of govern- 
ment from Portland to Augusta. The Legislature commenced the 
first session at Augusta, in January, 1832, on which occasion, the 
chief magistrate, in his annual message, congratulated the people 
"upon the possession of a capitol, which is an ornament to the State 
and in beauty of materials and style of execution, inferior to no 
building for a similar purpose among our sister States." 

In the third and last year of Governor Smith's administration, 
the country was greatly disturbed by the nullification movements 
of South Carolina, and ao^itations concerninsr the charter of the 



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Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 61 

United States bank and a modification of the tariff. In regard to 
the nullification, the governor took firm ground in support of the 
nationol executive. In his annual message of 1833, he says, " In 
this alarming crisis of our national affairs, we cannot but rejoice 
that the executive department of the national government, sus- 
tained, as it is, by a vast majority of the American people, has 
announced its determination to support and carry into effect the 
constitution and laws of the United States." 

At the expiration of his third term of office the Governor re- 
turned to private life; but in 1835, his services were again required 
by the State, and he was restored to the bench of the Common 
Pleas. He continued in this office until 1837, when he finally with- 
drew from the bench. 

In October of the same year, he was appointed with Chief 
Justice Alellen and Ebenezer Everett, Esq., one of the commis- 
sioners to revise and codify the public laws: the first edition of 
the Revised Statutes was the result of the labors of this commis- 
sion. He was one of the forty-nine corporate members of the 
Maine Historical Society. 

Governor Smith, after retiring from public life, passed the 
remainder of his days in literary ease, and the enjoyment of his 
independent estate. He was a genial, pleasant companion, and 
freely communicated with the young, as well as old, from the ample 
stores of his richly furnished mind. 

The Governor moved from Augusta to Wiscasset in July 1836, 
where he died March 3, i860. He was the seventh child and third 
son of Manasseh Smith, a native of Loeminster, Mass., and Han- 
nah, daughter of Daniel Emerson of Hollis, N. H., and a grand 
son of Abijah Smith of Loeminster. 

His father was born in Loeminster in 1749, graduated at Harvard 
in the class of 1773, and was for a while a chaplain in the army; 
he afterwards pursued the practice of law in Loeminster and Hoi- 



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lis, and subsequently in Wiscasset, Maine, to which place he moved 
in I ']'^'^. Previous to this he had been clerk of the Supreme Court 
in Massachusetts. He died in Wiscasset, May 12, 1823. Hannah, 
his wife, was born in Hollis, Oct. 11, 1745, and died in Wiscasset, 
Apr. 16, 1825. Their eldest son, Manasseh 2d, graduated at Har- 
vard in 1800, established himself at Warren, where he died a 
prominent citizen in 1822. 

Joseph E. graduated at Harvard in 1804, long a respected lawyer 
in Boston, where he died in 1837. Edwin the fourth son graduated 
at Harvard in 181 1 and settled in Warren. Samuel E., (the Gov- 
ernor) married in Augusta, Sept. 12, 1832, Louisa Sophia, daughter 
of Hon. Henry W. Fuller of Augusta. Their children were Samuel 
E., 2d, b. at Augusta, Aug. 31, 1833, d. at Wiscasset, Jan. 21, 1881. 
Joseph E., b. at Augusta, Mar. 19, 1835, d. at Chicago, June 16, 
1 88 1. Henry W. F., b. at Wiscasset, May 6, 1837, d. at Somerville 
Mass. Edwin M.. b. at Wiscasset, Dec. 26, 1838, killed at battle of 
Fair Oakes. Benjamin F., b. at Wiscasset, Feb. 28, 1842, d. at 
Wiscasset 1885. 




Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 63 



NORRIDGEWOCK MARRIAGES. 



Mr. Editor: 

I have in my possession a copy of The Massachusetts Manuel, (Boston, June 1814,) by 
William Burdick, which contains the records of some marriages solemnized at Norridgewock by 
the Reverend Josiah Peet, Congregational minister of that tov^^u. The entries are made on a 
blank leaf near the beginning of the manuel and on a fly-leaf at the end. The book is inter- 
leaved, and has various manuscript notes as to places where Mr. Peet preached. It has lost its 
binding and been otherwise abused, and was found among some old paper junk. The record of 
these marriages is worth saving, and for that reason I send the following copy to the Maine 
Historical and Genealogical Recorder for permanent preservation. 

SAMUEL A. GREEN. 

Aug. 28, 18 1 4, Calvin Selden, Esqr., with Harriet Sawtell, both of Norridge- 
wock. 

Nov. 29, David Gilman, with Lucy Bixby, both of Norridgewock. 

Dec. 14, WilUam Farnsworth, with Susan Tarbell, both of Norridgewock. 

Feb. 23, 18 1 5, Peter Gilman, Junr., with Susan T. Coffiin, both of Norridgewock. 

April 9, Enoch Whittier, of Athens, with Eunice Shipley, of Solon. 

May 7, Laban Lincoln, of Hallowell, with Sybil Squire, of Norridgewock. 

May 24, James McGuire, with Leah Warren, both of Norridgewock. 

Sept. 10, Arthur Dinsmore, Junr., with Patty Houghton, both of Anson. 

Nov. 21, Capt. Thomas Patten, with Joanna Harlow, both of Norridgewock. 

Jan. 4, 18 1 6, Isaiah Booker, with Cybil Kimball, both of Canaan. 

May 2, Isaac Hagget, of Anson, with Mary Gilman, of Norridgewock. 

July 3, Joseph Viles with Eleanor Heald, both of Anson. 

Oct. 3, Richard Hilton, with Fanny Weld, both of Anson. 

Nov. 7, Jonah Clark, with Elizabeth Perkins, both of East Pond Plantation. 



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RESOLUTIONS PASSED IN BIDDEFORD, 1774. 



CONTRIBUTED BY B. N. GOODALE, ESQR. 




T meetinor of the inhabitants of the town of Biddeford, the 
30th day of July 1774. 

Resolved^ ist, Whereas, the Parliment of Great Brittan, has for the express 
purpose of raising a Revinue and an unconstitutional tax, on the English American 
Colonies, made several acts highly distressing to sd Colonies in general, and this 
Province in particular ; by which act the Metropolis of this Province is blocked up 
and distressed : the Civil Government of the Province Altered (as far as by said 
act it can be) in the most material and priviledged points thereof ; and particularly 
the invaluable right of a trial by an uncorrupt Jury intirely destroyed. 

2d, Therefore Resohed^ that the inhabitants of this Town, now assembled will in 
a resolute, manly and determined manner persue all such legal and constitutional 
method, as shall by the other Towns in this Province be thought conducive to the 
restoration of our natural rights as men and our Political rights as Englishmen 
and that no inconvenience however injurious to the private interest of any of us, 
shall be a sufficient cause to break his resolution ; 

And Whereas the Committee of correspondent for the Town of Boston has 
transmitted to us papers to be signed by the inhabitants of this Town, which papers 
contain certain covenant oaths and agreements that the subscribers thereto, shall 
break off all Commercial intercourse with the Island of Great Britian, until the 
oppressive acts aforesaid are totally repealed ; and the inhabitants of this Town 
being very sensible that there is no method yet pointed out which tends so much 
to the advancing the oppulance of the Country and happy extrication of it from 
its present difficulties and distreses as the universal coming into and the Religious 
observation of those covenant and agreements or others somewhat similar thereto. 

3d, It is therefore ResolTcd, that if the Committee appointed by the late Honora- 
ble House of Representatives of this Province to meet the Delegates of the 
other Colonies in General Congress at Philadelphia or elsewhere. 

And the other Members of sd Congress shall advise to a Universal withdrawment 
of our Commence with the Island of Great Britian until the aforesaid oppressive 
acts of Parliament shall be repealed we will strictly adhere thereto ; and as our 



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dependance under God is chiefly placed in the steady persuance of such wise 
measures as shall be recommended by the Congress, 

We therefore Resolved, that whatever Measures shall be by said Congress advised 
to, and complied with by the majority of the other Towns in this Province shall be 
literally and strictly adhered to by us. 

And we further Resolve, that if any person among us shall demean himself con- 
trary to any plan that shall be laid, for our deliverance by the Congress and agreed 
to by this and the majority of the other Towns in the Province, we will have no 
society, trade or commerce with such person ; but will esteem and treat him as an 
enemy to this Country. 

Attest : RiSHWTH Jordan, Town Clerk. 



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INSCRIPTIONS FROM OLD BURIAL GROUND 
S7\ JOHN, N. B. 



COMMUNICATED BY N. B. HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 



Adams, John, d. March 12, 1820, a. 49. 

Adams, Amos, d. Nov. 13, 1827, a. 60. 

Adams, Elizabeth, relict of John, d. Feb. 3, 1836, a. 62. 

xA.dams, Thomas, d. Apr. 13, 1837, a. 45. 

Adams, Elizabeth Molfatt, wife of James, d. July 22, 1838, a. 43. 

Adams, Elizabeth Moffatt, dau. of John H. and Elizabeth Buchaman, d. Oct. 23, 

1839, a. lyr. James Buchman, son of above John and Elizabeth, d. Apr. 12, 1840 
a. 23 days, grandchildren of above Eliz. M. Adams, James Adams jr. d. Feb. 6, 

1840, a. 24 yrs. 

Adams, Sarah, relict of Capt. Daniel of Halifax, N. S., d. Jan. 23, 1828, a. 74. 

Akerley, Sarah, wife of John J. d. Feb, — also her two infants John Leonard and 
Jacob Libby. 

Akerley, Obadiah, d, Feb. 27, 1942, a. 87. Catharine his wife d. Feb. 18, 1820, a. 
72. 

Anderson, Archibald M., d. Mar. 23, 1828, a. 50. Sarah, his wife d. Jan. 13, 
1834, a. 50. Eliza, dau. of above, d. May 18, 1834, a. 13 yrs. William Anderson, 
d. Mar. 14, 1824, a. 7 yrs. and Eliza Anderson, Apr. 15, 181 7, a. i yr, 

Anthony, John S., a pilot of this Port many years, b. Nov. 30, 1798, d, last day 
of Feb. 1840. 

Anthony, Ann, d. of Henry and Ann d. May 3, 1826, a. 18. Also 3 infant 
brothers and i sister. 

Anthony, Hannah, wife of John S., d. July 26, 1834, a. 31. 

Ansley, Charity, wife of Ozias Esq., d. May 6, 1801, a. 53. 

Ansley, Frances, wife of Daniel, d. Mar. 26, 1827, a. 40. 

Armstrong, Jane, wqfe of David, d. Mar. 17, 1823, a. 35. Their son James, d. 
Mar, 9, 1828, a. 10, and dau. Mary Ann, d. Jan. 27, 1824, a. 2. 

Austin, John Green, d. Sept. 4, 1822. 

Ayerigg, Benjamin Esq., late of city of New York, was drowned on his passage 
to Fredericton, Apr. 22, 1818, b. Sept. 27, 1773. 

Ball, Samuel, son of George and Peggy, d. , a. 26 yrs. 

Bailey, Brazillai, d, Dec. 13, 1826, a, 46. 



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Bailey, Elizabeth, wife of Oliver, d. Oct. 30, 1829, a. 73. 

Barclay. George, native of Montrose, Scotland ; late Master Mariner of this 
place, d. Aug. 14, 1833. He was Capt. of ship William Ewing. 

Barlow, Joseph, d. May 8, 1809, a. 48. 

Baird, Isabel, wife of John, d. Dec. 19, 18 19, a. 20. 

Barker, Miss Ann, dau. of late Wm. of this city ; d. Oct. 11, 1822, a. 23. 

Barker, Elijah, son of late John, d. Jan. 8, 1828, a. 24. 

Bean, Thomas, d. Nov. 17, 1823, a. 79. 

Bean, Mrs. Ann, widow of late Adj. Wm., d. Sept. 26, 1820, a. 63. 

Betts, Gloriany, wife of Dr. Azor, d. Mar. 16, 18 15, a. 68. 

Beck, Joseph, d. July 6, 1803, a. 55. 

Beck, Catharine, wife of Joseph, d. Aug. 10, 1820, a. 65. 

Blair, David, b. in Kincardin. Shire of Inverness, North Britain, d. Oct. 2, 1798, 
a. 65. 

Billop, Jane, wife of Christopher Esq., d. Jan. 21, 1802, a. 48. 

Billop, Hon. Christopher, d. March 28, 1827, a. 90. A member of His Majesty's 
Council in this Province, whose uncompromising loyalty and distinguirhed exertions 
as a Lieut. Colonel in the Royal cause during the American Rebellion obliged him 
at the termination of that contest, to abandon without compensation his hereditary 
property on Staten Island, and retire with his family to this Colony, wherein he 
has since resided, universally respected. 

Black, Jane, wife of Hon. Wm„ d. June 6, 1836, a. 56. Also their infant chil- 
dren. Henry, d. July 6, 1818, a. 21 ds. and Christopher d. June 18, 1820, a. 2 yrs. 
Mrs. Black was a dau. of Hon. Christopher Billop. 

Bliss, Mary, wife of Jonathan Esq., and dau. of Hon. John Worthington, Esq. 
of Springfield, Mass., b. Mar. 7, 1760, d. Apr. 17, 1799. 

Bliss, John Worthington, eldest son of Jonathan and Mary, b. Aug. 21, 1791, d. 
Jan. 5, I810. Jonathan Bliss, Chief Justice, d. in 1822, a. 80, leaving three sons, 
Lewis, William Blowers, and Henry. Lewis, the last of the family, d. at London, 
1882, a. 89. 

Bonsall, George, d. Sept. 27, 1831, a. 45. Also his wife Margaret Blair, d. Mar. 
20, 1825. 

Bonsall, Richard, father of George, d. Feb. 22, 1814, a. 72. He was a brother 
of Sir Thomas Bonsall of Wales. 

Booth, Jane, wife of John, d. Oct. 12, 18 12, a. 38. 

Boyd, Dr. John, late of the Medical Staff in this Province, d. Dec. 27, 1818, a. 
64, 41 of which he served His Majesty in various parts of the world. Also Jane 
Boyd, wife of John, d. Feb. i, 1842, a. 74. 



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Bowhay, George Hay, son of George and Mary, d. Nov. lo, 1823, a. 5 yrs. A 
native of England. 

Brown, Mrs. Elizabeth A., d. Apr. 21, 1820, a. 31. 

Brown, Mrs. Allicia, wife of Dr. David, a native of Isle of Mull in Scotland, d. 
May 14, 1809, a. 45. 

Brown, David, d. Dec. 23, 1842, a. 75. Also Elizabeth, d. Apr. 4, 1836, a. i yr., 
and David, d. Jan. 23, 1842, a. 5 mo. Children of Andrew and Mary Brown. 

Brooks, Thomas, d. Dec. 1836, a. 35. 

Brice, Ann, wife of Solomon, d. Sept. 22, 1826, a. 26. Also John, son of Solo- 
mon and Ann, d. Feb. 27, 1820, a. 6 yrs. 

Brice, Solomon, a native of Londonderry, Ireland, d. Feb. 15, 1834, a. 38. 

Brice, Benjamin, d. May 12, 1839, ^' 47- Also Mary Ann, d. Sept. 11, 1828. 
Solomon, d. Sept. 19, 1834. Margaret, d. Nov. 2, 1835. Ann, d. Mar. 4, 1836, a. 
7 yrs. Mary, d. Apr. 18, 1840, a. 9 yrs. Children of above. 

Bustin, George, d. Oct. 17, 1816, a. 26. Also Elszabeth Mary, his dau., d. May 
29, 1815, a. 8 mo. 

Burns, Frances Ann, dau. of George M. and Paulina, d. Aug. 2, 1836, a. i yr. 

Burns, Eliza, wife of James, and 2d. dau. of David and Mary Merritt, d. Jan. 31, 
1827, a. 29. 

Buirtes, Mary, widow of Wil"\ d. Mar. 20, 1787, a. 58. 

Burtis, William, d. Sept. 6, 1835, a. 75. 

Calverly, Mary, wife of Craven, d. Sept. 17, 1838, a. 83. Craven Calverly, for 
60 yrs. a resident of Lower Cove, d, July 4, 185 1 at his nephew's Craven Langs- 
troth's, Hammond River, a. 86. 

Calkin, Lucretia Green, 4th dau. of Charles and Harriet Calkin, d. Aug. 8, 1834, 
a. 2 yrs. 

Campbell, Ann Sophia, dau. of Collin and Abigail, b. Feb. 12, 1788, d. Sept. 
22, 1788, Collin Campbell, Attorny-at-law, eldest son of Rev. Collin Campbell, late 
Rector of Burlington, N. J., m. in New York, Dec. 26, 1781, Abigail M., 2nd dau. 
Rev. Samuel Seabury, (afterwards Bishop of Connetticut.) Collin Campbell 
came with the Loyalists, and was the first clerk of the Crown in New Brunswicks. 
In a letter dated, Trenton, N. J., Aug. 10, 1796, his mother writes — " I received a 
letter from Jonathan Odell, Fredericton, New Brunswick, giving me the melancholy 
intelligence of the death of my son Collin," etc. Mrs. Campbell returned to New 
York and d. in 1804. 

Campbell, William, Esq., of Arggleshire, Scotland ; twenty years Mayor of the 
city of St. John, d. Feb. 10, 1823, a. 81. Also Elizabeth, his relict d. Feb. 11, 
1824, a. 84. 



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Campbell, Agnes, dan. of William, Esq. and his wife Elizabetn, d. Nov. 5, 1840, 
a. 78. 

Canby, Joseph, d. Oct. 8, 1814, a. 56. 

Cameron, Capt. J., a native of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, d. Feb. 11, 1837, a, 51. 
Also Mary Ann, his wife, d. May 19, 1837, a. 36. 

Cameron, Mary, a native of Shelburne, N. S., d. July 11, 1846, a. 31. Also 
Sarah Cameron, dau. of Ewen and Emma, d. Oct. 8, 1834, a. 4. 

Chaloner, Walter Esq., d. Nov. 16, 1796. He was formerly High Sheriff of 
Newport, in the then British Colony of Rhode Island, and later one of his Majesty's 
Justices of the Peace for Kings Counry, New Brunswick. 

Chaloner, Ann, wife of Walter Esq., d. Apr. t6, 1808. Also dau. Elizabeth, d. 
Oct. 7, 1 8 14. 

Chaloner, John Esq., late Registrar of Deeds for City and County of St John, 
d. Apr. 1 1, 1827. 

Challis, Christian, wife of Robert Esq., d. Aug. 14, 1824, a. 78. 

Chartres, Ralph, Master Mariner, a native of North Shields, England, d. Oct. 
17, 1824. 

Clark, Elizabeth, relict of Latham of Newport, Rhode Island, d. Oct. 14, 1801, 
a. 81. 

Clarke, Mr. Thomas, assistant Staff Surgeon, d. Nov. 28, 18 15, a. 29. (He left 
a wife Frances.) 

Clarke, Joseph Esq., son of late Dr. Joseph of Maugerville, d. June 10, 1828, a. 

65- 

Clarke, James, d. Oct. 23, 1807, a. 40. 

Cleeve, Lieut. William R., of Royal Artillery, d. in this city, Aug. 18, 1833, a. 23. 

Clifford, Elizabeth, d. Oct. 14, 1846, a. 28. 

Cody, Caroline M.. dau. of William and Susannah, d. March 24, 1807, a. 2 yrs. 

Cody, Oliver, d. Jan. 23, 18 10, a. 66. Also his wife Jane, d. May 13, 181 1, a. 68. 

Cody, William G., d. at Loch Lomond, Aug. 25, 1840, a. 70. 

Cody, Charles E., son of Wm. and Susannah, d. Oct. 27, 18 16, a. 2 yrs. 

Cock, Mr. John, b. in Chiswick, Middlesex Co., Eng., d. Nov. 6, 1792, a. 44. 

Cox, Ann, wife of William and dau. of Francis Dominic, d. Dec. 26, 1802, a. 42. 

Codner, James, d. Apr. 24, 182 1, a. 60. He was a merchant and many years 
Chamberlain of this city. His wife was a dau. of Hon. George Leonard, of Sus- 
sex, Kings Co. 

Cory, Charles, d. Feb. 17, 1835, a. 37. 

Crookshank, Alex, Sargt. Major Royal Artillery at Halifax, N. S., d. on passage 
from Windsor to St. John, N. B., June 26, 1822, a. 39. 



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Crookshank, Andrew, Esq., for many years a merchant in this city, d. July 13, 
18 15, a. 49. Elizabeth, wife of Andrew Sen. Esq., d. Apr. 18, 1847, ^- ^7- 

Crookshank, Harriet Augusta, b. Jan. 2, 183 1, d. Jan 24, 1837. Emma, b. Sept. 
4, 1833, d. Jan. 24, 1837. Children of Robt. and Emma. 

Crawford, Margaret McClure, wife of Crawford, d. March 24, 1827, a. 

46. Also her son, d. March 4, 1827, a. 9 yrs. 

Cronk, Ann, Consort of Capt. David, d. Dec. 9, 1835, a. 65, also Eleanor, dau. 
of David and Ann, d. June 7, 1820, a. 22. Also Mary Consort of William Patton, 
and dau. of David and Ann, d. Oct. 26, 183 1, a. 26. 

Cripps, Ursula, d. Jan. 2, 1825, a. 55. (Left a dau.-in-law, Ann Cripps.) 

Cripps, Thomas J. d. May 5, 1825, a. 52. (Left a wife, Ann.) 

Crispin, Elizabeth, Louisa, dau. of James and Elizabeth Lowsley, d. Sept. 23, 
1820, a. 16. (A native of England.) 

Cummins, John, son of Wm. and Elizabeth, d. May, 26, 1823, a. i yr. 10 mo. 

Cummins, Thomas, d. Mar. 17, 1837, a. 19. 

Davies, Margaret, wife of Thomas of Monmouthshire, Eng., d. Oct. 4, 18 12, a. 
70. (Grandmother of the late Rev. Williem Scovil.) 

Davidson, John Moore, d. Aug. 27, 1847, a. 4 yrs. 7 mo. 

Dingwell, Elizabeth, d. Mar. 25, 1820, a. 78. 

Dean, Stephen, d. May 20, 18 18, a. 45. 

Dean, John Esq., d. July 21, 1835, leaving a wife and four children. 

Disbrow, Isabella, wife of Noah, Esq. d. Feb. 6, 1825, a. 16. 

Disbrow, Phebe Ann, d. July 27, 1833, a. 35. 

Donald, Willian Esq., d. June 22, 1828, a. 74. He was a native of Aberdeen- 
shire, Scotland, and many years a merchant in this city. Isabella, his wife d. 
May 16, 1824, a. 54. 

Donald, William, d. Oct. 3, 1834, a. 36. 

Downey, Alexander, native of Shelburne, N. S., was drowned in St. John river, 
Sept. 15, 1829, a. 24. 

Driver, James, native of Scotland, d. Sept. 25, 1836, a. 48. Jane his wife d. 
Sept. 17, 1840, a. 52. 

Duffus, Charles, d. March 10, 18 18, a. 70. 

Duffus, Peter, Esq., d. July 27, 183 1, a. 51. 

Duffy, Mary, wife of Charles, d. Mar. 13, 1848, a. 2)Z- She was the only dau. of 
John Adams, late of Coleraine, North of Ireland. 

Durant, William Esq., d. Jan. 28, 1832, a. 52. Margaret; his dau., d. Oct. i, 
1827, a. 6 yrs. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 71 

Du Vernet, Robert P., d. Jan. ii, 1837, ^- i9- ^is father m. the dau. of Robert 
Parker, Sen., in 18 16, and d. 1832, on a voyage from Ceylon, E. I. to England. 
Asst. Quarter Master General. 

Dun, John R., only son of William and Mary, d. Sept. i, , a. i yr. 

Dunham, Mr. Jonathan, d. Mar. 12, 1827, a. 56. Elizabeth, his wife, d. Apr. 22, 
1836, a. 64. 

Dyer, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Jonah, d. March 3, 1827, a. 42. Also two 
children, Mary and Catharine. 

Earnest, Margaret C, dau. of George, d. Mar. 10, 18 — . 

Edgar, Thomas, only son of George and Jane, d. Feb. 4, 1845, ^- 4 Y^^. 

Elmas, Mrs. Freelove, wife of Capt. Thomas and their only child, Charles, were 
drowned together, Sept. 8, 1787, the mother, a. 40, the son 9 yrs. 

Fairweather, Lewis Albert, son of Lewis and Charlotte, Mariah, d. Dec. 23, 1836, 
a. 2 yrs. 

Fauke, Hannah, wife of Wm. D. and niece of John P^erguson Esq., d. May 25, 
1827, a. 30. 

Fisher, David, d. Jan. 16, 1825, a. 49. 

Fitzgerald, Ezekiel, d. Apr. 8, 184 1, a. 37. 

Plaglor, Anna, wife of Gilbert, d. Aug. 28, 1823, a. t^2)- Gilbert Flaglor left for 
California in 1856, where he d. 188 i, at the age of 100 yrs. Two years before his 
death he married his 3d. wife. 

Fought, Ann, wife of George, d. Dec. 5, 1806, a. 61. 

Flaherty, Harriet Maria, wife of William, d. June 28, 1831, a. 23. 

Forester, Martha, d. Aug. 16, 1827, a. 58. 

Freeman, Alexander, son of John and Clara, d. May 25, 18 13, a. 2 yrs. 

Fullerton, Caldwell, d. Mar. 13, 1839, a. t^t^. 

Gallagher, John, son of James Esq., Town Major and Mary his wife, d. May 14, 
1825, a. 5 yrs. Alfred Edwin, son of above, d. May 25, 1826, a. 11 mo. Mary 
Amelia, wife of Town Major John Gallagher, d. Feb. 21, 1833, leaving a husband and 
5 children. Daniel Thomas, 7th son. Town Major Gallagher, d. July 22, 1830, 
a. I yr. 

Gardner, Amelia, wife of Henry, d. Dec. 10, 181 1. 

Gardner, George, d. Jan. 25, 18 15, a. 26. 

Gardner, John, son of Henry and Elizabeth, d. Dec. 15, 1819, a. 17. 

Garrow, William, d. Oct. 29, 1786, a. 2^^. 

Gaynor, Martha, wife of Peter, d. 1817, a. 98. 

Gaynor, Ann, wife of James, d. Aug. 28, 1820, a. 55. 

Gaynor, James, d. Jan. 19, 1823, a. 71. 



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Gaynor, Wm. J., d. Mar. i8, 1824, a. 31. William Joseph, son of William and 
Mary Ann, d. Oct. 27, 1824, a. i yr. 

Gasser, John P., son of John and Mary C, d. July 7, 179 1, a. 22. 

Gabel, David Senr., b. in Frankfort-on-the-Main, d. Apr. 10, 18 16, a. 83. 

Garrison, Nathan, d. Feb. d. 18, 1817, a. 39. 

Garrison, Henry E., William H., Charlotte L., Eliza A., children of George A., 
and Charlotte L., d. 1831-8. 

Gibb, Robert, a native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, d. Mar. 20, 1822, a. 39. 

Gillies, Sarah, wife of Samuel, d. Dec. 17, 1834, a. 47, leaving a husband and 
7 children. 



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BOOK OF EASTERN CLAIMS. 



TRANSCRIBED FROM THE ORIGINAL BY MRS. M. J. MOORE. 




Contimied from Tage 22. 

HARLES FROST ESQR his Claim— Charles Frost of 

Kittery in the County of York Esq^'., Claims one full 

Eighth part of all that Certain Tract or Tracts Situate 



w 



th 



lying being on the West & North Sides of Wichcaseck Bay 
Lands lying on the west and north Sides of Mount Swege Bay, and 
that Jsland lying betwixt Sheepsgutt narrows and Mount Sweeg 
Bay aforesd, all w^^ Lands are lying and being in Sheepsgut River, 
between Sagadahock and Nova Scotias, the Same being formerly 
in the Goverment of New York, which were formerly the Lands of 
George Davie, by him purchased of the original Proprietors y^' of 
viz^ the Jndian natives Sachems or Sagamores of Sheepsgutt River, 
namely Nechodehant Quesemenack & Obias, as by a good Deed 
fory^ Same under their hands & Seals dated y^ 21'^^ Day of Decembr: 
1663 — & possession Livery & Season thereof & Recorded the 23"^^ 
day of January 1668 by Walter Phillips Recorder: Also one full 
Eighth part of one other Tract or parcell of Land lying on the 
South Side of Wichcaseck bay, bounded from the upper part of 
Sheepsgutt narrows South East toy^ Salt marsh & at y^ head of 
Oven mouth and from thence to the head of Obonegog River 
South & from thence Burnt head or Long narrows of Sheepsgutt 
Riuer going Round to Wichcasseck Bay with all and Singular, 
Jslands hiletts within this Tract of Land belonging or in any 
ways appertaining, formerly purchased by the aboue named George 
Davie of Some of the Jndian Sachems aforenamed vizt Necode- 
hant Obias, as by their Deed thereof Dated y^ 19^^ Day of January 
1666, Duely Executed proved & Recorded, which Deeds w^ after- 
wards Ratified & Confirmed by an Indian Sachim Called Robin 



74 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



Hood of Sheeps gutt River aforesaid, as by his Deed or Instrument 
Dated the 9^^^ day of January 1668 — y^ wherein S^^ Lands particular, 
Described Duely Executed acknowledged & Recorded, Together w^^"^ 
all & Sino:ular The Trees woods, underwoods, houseinor buildins^s 
Ponds, Creeks, Rivers, Rivulets, Waters, Water Courses, Streams 
Stones, mines, minerals, profits, priviledges, & appurtenances To y^ 
Seuerall Lands & p^misses belonging &c all which the sd Charles 
Frost, Claims, as by him bought & purchased of Jacob Clark of 
New Castle in y^ Province of NewhampShire, and Alice his wife 
one of the Two Daughters of William Davie late of Sheepsgutt in 
new P^ngland yeoman Deceased, Who was the only Son of George 
Davie, heretofore of Sheepsgutt aforesd marriner Deceased Intest- 
ate; as p^' his deed thereof under their hands and Seals Dated the 
16^^ Day of November anno Dom. 1719 — & acknowledged Sept^': 
ye 24^^: 1720 I And Recorded May the i2^^\ 1721 — 

Before Jotham Odiorn J P — pr: Abra Prebble Regr, in York 

ScarlDorrough ats Black Point 

Samll Barrett of Boston iny^ County of Suffolk mercht aS 
attorney to one Crispen Squire of Newark in y^ County of Essex 
in East New Jersie Jn behalf of y^ sd Crispen Squire, who married 
w^^ Elizabeth Jackson Daughter of John Jackson, who was y^ Son 
of Lienor Bayley Some time of Blew Point Jn Scarburough Deced, 
Claims one hundred acres of upland, giuen granted «S: Confirmed by 
y^ select men of Scarborough to y^ sd Lienor Bayly September y^ 2 2d. 
1669. Said hundred acres of upland being in breadth from her 
Eastern ffence toy^ Great Rock iny^ Marsh and so to run north 
west & by west till a hundred acre be Expired, with the breadth ofy'^ 
sd upland iny^ marsh and So to run toy*^ Pines asp'' a Coppy ofy^ 
Town Record y^ of Signed by y^ select men ofsd Town, and attest- 
ed as a True Coppy ofy^ Records of sd Town by Henry Williams 
Clerk of y^ Town — 

And Said Henry Williams made oath that the aboue written was 



Maine Historical and Ge7iealogical Recorder. 75 



atrue Coppy Taken out of y^ sd Town y^ 2d of July 70. Be- 
fore ffrancis Neal Associate 

— Scarburrough — & Black point — See back pag 351 

Enoch Greenleaf Enoch Greenleaf Claimes one hundred acres 
of Land w^^ Medow adjoining bought of John & Martha Morton, 
who bought of John Howell. Said Land lyes in Sd Scarburrough, 
bounded North Easterly by y^ Wilderness, or Common all other 
Sides Surrounded by the River The Deed Dated. July: 1695: 
Acknowledged: July 16: 1695 — 

Elisab Bryers Claimes for her Selfe and Children, fifty acres of 
upland and medow, and one acre of 1-2 of upland medow, lying; 
and being neer the Western side of Spurrwick river, being part of 
Henry Jocelins Pattent as p^' Deed. Dat. 20 May 1664: Recorded. 
19, July, 1664 — 

Ditto, ffarther Claimes a Tract of Land being upland and medow 
at Blew point y^ was formerly the Jnheritance of her former hus- 
band Jonas Bayley : Also another Tract of upland and medow that 
was formerly sd Jonas Baylys, lying upwards towards y^ head of sd 
S p u r wi n k r i u e r — 

No Deeds— 

Ann Walker formerly Relict of After Alger Claimes a Tract 
of Land at Black *[3oint at the mouth of the River Called Blew 
point River, where the Rix'cr Doth ]3art and So bounded up along 
w^'^ a River Called Awascoage and so up Three Score Poles aboue 
y^ ffalls on y^ one Side and on the other Side up along w^*^ the 
Norther most River that turneth with the great hill of Abra Jocelin 
and goeth Northward bounding from y^ head of that River South 
West, and So toy^ aforesd bounds namely Three Score poles aboue 
y^ falls, bought of Uphannun 19: Septemb^'; 1659: by After Alger 
and giuen to his wife Ann Alger by his Last will & Testan^ Daf^ : 

1675— 
Jno Mulligans Claime. See in pag 2d: of ffalmouth: here tobe 



76 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

taken as Entered — The abouesd Ann Walker Claiming the one 
halfe thereof — 

John Sampson Claimes a Tract of Land Containing one hundred 
acres lying ony^ Northerly Side of the river Non-Such, bounded 
on the South West and by West by the Marsh Side a hundred 
Rods & West N. West by the Land in the Possession of Robert 
Elliot toy^ Corner of y^ ffield to about Ten rod & North West 
about 30 Rodds, Then West N. West till the hundred and Sixty 
Rod be out, w^^ is y^ bounds of the upland. Together with Twenty 
acres of medow adjoining toy^ upland, w'^^ is between the River 
none Such and y^ aboue hundred acres of upland bought of Sarah 
Jordan Adminstratrix her husband Robert Jordan, as by Deed. 
Dated 3, Jan'". 1686, and acknowledged 17^"^ June: 1687 — 

John Sampson, Claimes A Tract of Land at Black Point Con- 
taining Six acres, lying between Thomas Leatherbeys Land granted 
by the Towne to Henry Lyby, lying Twenty Rods by the highway^ 
and bounded at Each Corner w*^ a Pine Stump bought of Henry 
Kerby of Bew Point as by Deed Dated y^ 8*^ of Ap^ill : 1689 — 

Janry 12 : 1 713/14 1 Claims a Tract of Land Call'd Clem's 
Elenor Clements wife of \ Point, with all the Land that lies at 
Wm. Clements of Boston J the S: W: End of Clem: Sweets 
Land & John Parrots Land, & so down to the Sea by Richd. Pope's 
Land & from thence Round by the Sea till it comes, to Clem- 
Sweet's Land again by vertue of an imperfect Conveyance from 
Robt Jordan, & nathaniel ffryer owners of Cape Elsabeth to Ed- 
ward vitree & Heires, Dated 7 July 1685. no Purchase Considera- 
tion nor number of acres exprest, not acknowledged nor Recorded, 
the Sd : Vitree being aformer Husband of her's & by his will gave 
her Sd: Land as She Saith. 

Jn^ Hincks Esq^ his Claime see pag 27 

James Mills of Sandwich Claimes four Score acres of upland and 
forty acres ef Salt marsh Situate & being at Black point als Scar- 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 77 

burrough to him derived from his Brother Jn° Mills Resident in 
Boston, as p^ Deed thereof from sd Jn° Mills Dated £feb^ 12^^, 
1693/4 acknowledged y^ Same Day — Recorded may. 12: 1694. in 
y^ County of Barnstable — 

Sam^l Penhallow Esq^ Claimeth a Certain Tract or parcell of 
Land and Marsh Containing about hue hundred acres, lying & be- 
ing in aplace Comonly Called by y^ name of Scarborough iny^ 
Province of Maine where he (?) Andrew Brown formerly Dwelt 
before y^ Jndian Warrs, wc^ Land and marsh lyes upon y^ River 
& bounded w*^ a Small Creek ony^ North West bordering upon y^ 
ffarm formerly m^ Joshua Scottows ffarm & w^'^ the Creek Called 
the mill Creek ony^ No : East between which Two Creeks the 
Land & Marsh lyes. Together w*^ all houses buildings Gardens 
orchards Voyd ground &c appurces, w^'^er thereto belonging, as p'^ 
Deed thereof from one William Brown under his hand and Seal 
Janu'T 10^^ 1 710/, and acknowledged Janu^y 10/1710/11 before Cha. 
Storey Just^ pac^ Recorded w^^ y^ Records of Deeds iny^ County 
County of york May 23. 171 1 — by Jos. Hamond Reg'' — Said Wil- 
liam Brown y^ Granto'' being the Son^ of William Brown late of 
late of Boston Marine"^ Deced, Son of Andrew Brown Some time 
of Scarborough iny? Province of Main Since of Boston as aforesd 
& Deriued his Title from his sd ffather Andrew Brown as p^ his 
Deed y'' of under his hand and Seal March 9^^ 1695/6: Annoq 
R'^s Gulielmi Anglias &c 7i"^*^ proved by y^ oaths of Martha Collins 
William Geffryes and Abraham Smith, ffeb''. 13: 1695/6. Before 
Timothy Prout — Entered May 12^^ 1696. p^ Joseph Webb Cler. 
The Said Andrew Brown deriuing his Title of 250 acres of sd 
Land and Marsh of Joshua Scottow as p^ his Deed thereof under 
y^ hand and Seal of sd Scottow June 15^^ 1667 — and acknowledged 
the Same day before Henry Joselyn Just p — And to sd Scot- 
tow Conveyed and Sold by W^m Smith Some time of Black point 
planter as p^ his Deed thereof under his said Smiths hand and 



78 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Seal, dated octobr 2 2d: 1662 Witnessed by Henry Jocelyn Samuel 
Cheever — Recorded in y^ Records ofy^ County of York. May 23 
1 71 2. by Jos. Hamond Regr. 

The whole aboue Claimed 500 acres Deriued unto the before 
named Wm Smith and Andrew Browne from George Cleeue, as 
p'' his Deed und^ his hand and Seal Dated 20*^ Septembr: 1651 
— and Recorded iny^ Records ofy^ County of York: 23 May 171 1 
Entred By S : Phipps Cler By Jos Hammond Reg'^ 

M^ Joseph Banks Claimes a Tract of Land at Blue Point Join- 
ing to a River Called Little River and So by the Sea west untill it 
Comes to m^ Richard Rogers Land atorneer Goosefare and So to 
run up into the Country Eight miles, which Land was part of a 
Patten giuen by the Council for y^ Establishing the affaires in 
New England to m^ Thomas Lewis and Richd Benighton bearing 
Date the 12^^ Day of ffebruary 1629: and giuen by Said Benigh- 
ton unto m^ Rich*^ Comons and now under y^ administration of the 
Said Joseph Banks — 

Mr Richd Rogers and Joseph Curtis lay Claim to a Tract of 
Land and Marsh lying at Blue point Joining to Black point River, 
and from Black point River to run west by y^ Sea So far as a River 
Called Little River, and So torun up into the Country Eight miles, 
which Lands was part of a Patten giuen by the Council for y® 
Establishing the affaires in New England To m^ Thomas Lewis 
and m^ Richard Benighton bearing Date ye 12^^ dao of ffebruary, 
1629: and giuen to m^ Richard ffoxwell by Said Benighton, and 
now under the Administration of sd Rogers and Curtis 

William Slack, Some Time of Boston (now of Atleborough) 
Carpenter, in y^ Right of Wm Stevens Some time of Boston Ship 
Wright, Claimes, one Tract of Land vizt upland lying and being in 
y^ bounds of Newtown on y^ Tract of Land Comonly Called and 
known by y^ name of Nequassett, Containing one hundred and fiue 
acres, beginning at a Certain white Oak Tree marked on four Sides 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 79 

w^h is William Slacks South bounds on the Narrow of y^ Neck by 
the medow Side from thence East half apoint, Northerly one hun- 
dred and forty pole to a white Oak Tree marked on four Sides by 
a Ledge of Rocks iny^ Swamp from thence South half a point 
Hastily one hundred & Twenty pole to a White Oak Tree marked 
on four Sides from thence West half a point South^ly 140 
pole To a white oake on apoint marked on four Sides, 
from thence North halfe apoint Westerly along by the medow Side 
one hundred and Twenty pole toy^ place where it began — Also 
Twenty acres of medow w'^ of fiue acres lyeth along toy^ west of 
y^' sd upland, and is bounded to the North wt^ a white Oake by y^ 
upland from thence toy^ west to a Stake by y^ Bay Side, from 
thence South toy® sd point of upland the Remaind^ w^^ is fifteen 
acres to be laid out the nearest that Can be found as by Deed or 
Patten tosd W"^ Stevens, by Jn° Palmer Esq^ Comissonated by 
Coll Thomas Dougan L^ Gou^ of the Collony of New York, Dat- 
ed, y® first Day of Septembr 1686. Recorded y® sd Day By Jno 
West D: Secrey — and Assigned over to W"^ Slack by sd Wm 
Stephens to sd W"^ Slack as p^ Jndorsmt on sd Deed or patten the 
1 6th. of Decemb^ 1686 — and acknowledged by sd Stevens y® Same 
Day before Nec*^. Manning, Jus in Yo^ 

William Slack (Some time of Boston) Since of Attleborough, 
Carpenter Claimes a Tract of Upland lying and being iny® bounds 
of Newtown at aplace Com only Called and known as New- 
gwasick. Containing 109 acres & 60 pole, begining at a Certain 
Neck lying at y® mouth of s^ Nequassick River Toy® fresh 
ffalls, which sd Neck Containeth forty 3 acres 120 pole Remand^ 
of s^ upland is bounded from a W : marked on 4 Sides on the Nar- 
row ofy® Neck by the medow Side w^^ is toy® South of sd Land 
from thence East half apoint hundred & forty pole to awhite Oak 
Tree by a Ledge of Rocks in a Swamp and from thence 75 pole 
North halfe apoint west^ly marked on four Sides, from thence 140 



80 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

pole west half apoint South^'ly to a white Oake marked on four 
Sides by y^ River y^ runns into y® fresh ffalls from thence 75 pole 
by y^ medow Side South _^half a point Easterly To y^ place where 
began 

Also Twenty acres of medow, whereof 1 3 acres and Eighty pole 
Js already laid out to y^ sd Slack Six acres is bounded w^'^ y^ sd 
Neck & front of sd upland, Seuen acres and Eighty pole lyeth ony^ 
South side of sd upland & Neck bounded by a Black Oake on y^ 
Jsland iny^ Marsh from thence to a Stake Easterly by y^ upland. 
Remaind^ of medow w^^ is Six acres & Eighty pole tobelaid out the 
nearest to be found — As p^ Deed or Patten under y® hand of Jno 
Palmer Esq"" Comissonated by Coll Tho^ Dungan L* Go^ ofy^ Colo- 
ny of N: york, w^^ y^ Seal of y^ Province. Dated the first Day of 
Septemb^ 1686 — And Recorded y^ Same Day. By Jno West D. 
Secry 

Coll: Elisha Hutchinson of Boston in behalfe of himSelf and (y^ 
heires of) Mehetabell Warren Claimes a Certain Plantation Situat 
at Black Point als. Scarburrough Containing Twenty fiue acres of 
Land in one parcell, and Ten acres more of upland & woodland 
near adjoining in another parcell bound by ye Land of Peter 
Henchman wth marked Trees at the North East, by y^ Land of 
John Mackanny on the west & by a Swamp run ing along by m"" 
Joshua Scottows bounds Together w*^ all the Houseing outhouse- 
ing Timber and Timber Trees medow ground and pasturage arrable 
Land and wood Land, and all other y® appur^^^ |-q yg gd Plantation 
belonging or in any wise appertaining &c y^ Stock/ and all the 
Commonage & other Liberties & priuileges & appur^^^ to ye p^misses 
belonging by him sd Coll Hutchinson & Mehetable Warren pur- 
chasedof Wymond Bickton of Blacpoint als. Scarburrough w^^in y^ 
Province of Maine in N: England, as p'' one Deed from sd 
Wymond Bickton Signed Sealed and Delivered y^ 18*^ Day of 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 81 

Decemb^: 1683/ — and Swornto by Jonathan Jackson and Thomas 

Ashley. Before John Richards asst Octob^ y^ 8th. 1684 

Jonathan Gary of Boston in right of his wife Margaret and 
other the heires of m'' Jno Parker formerly an Jnhabitant and pro- 
prietor of Land in Kennebeck, Claimes a Certain a Tract of Lands 
Consisting of Marsh and uplands Medow, Lying between sd Ken- 
nebeck and CaSco Bay Extending in Length about Six miles, 
begining at the first High head upon the South west Side of Saga- 
dahock River and so runing up said River unto Wynegance Creek 
& all y^ Tract of Land South westward untoy^ Eastern part of 
CaSco Bay: as p"" a Deed from y® Jndian proprietor Namuddemanze 
made to ye sd John Parker and well witnessed and acknowledged 
before Henry Jocelin Justice of Peace in May 1666: the Deed 
Dated y^ i4^h of June 1659: Recorded iny^ Records ofy^ Province 
of Mayn the 2 2d May, 1667 — And Continues his Claimes as afore- 
said, of y^ sd Land marsh & medow lying being & Containing or 
Extending as aforesd By a Certain Deed thereof under the hand 
and Seal of mr Richard Wharton toy^ sd John Parker y^ Same 
Dated Julyy^ 15th: 1684 and acknowledged before Edwd Tynge 
Justice of Peace ony^ 19th Day of July, 1684 aforesd 

To be Contimted. 




82 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



RECORDS OF FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 

IN BIDDEFORD. 



COMMUNJCA TED BY A. K. P. MESER VE M. D. 



BAPTISMS. 



Jan. 


lO, 


Feb. 


15^ 


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28, 


Mar. 


7, 


u 


2 1, 


Apr. 


4, 


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18, 


u 


25^ 


May 


2, 



Contimied fro7ti Page 14 

1762. Sarah, dau. of Jeremiah and Sarah Gilpatrick. 

Mary, dau, of Benj. and Betty Mason. 

Hannah, dau. of Israel and Sarah Webber. 

Treworgy, son of Jonathan and Charity Smith. 

Sarah, dau. of Joseph and Sarah Haley. 

Ammi Ruhama son of Jacob and Abigail Bradbury. 

Mary, dau. of Moses and Elizabeth Deshon, 

Joseph, son of Solomon and Abigail Rose. 

Martha, dau. of Thomas and Hepzibah Gilpatrick. 

Joseph, son of John and Miriam Kinrick. 

Sarah, dau. of James and Relyance Edgcomb. 

Margret, dau. of Jeremiah and Margret Brown. 
" 9, Elizabeth, dau. of Edward and Elizabeth Rumery. 

Eliab, son of Henry and Sarah Pendexter. 
" 16, Joseph, son of Brian and Anna Fletcher. 

" 23, Elias, son of Joseph and Hannah Banks, 

David, son of David and Mary Thomas, 
" 30, Joseph, son of William and Rachel Haley. 

Sarah, dau. of Thomas and Eunice Young. 

John, son of Benjamin and Abigail EUwell. 

David son of Stephen and Lydia Briant. 
June 6, Nabby, dau. of Samuel and Olive Lincut. 

" 13, Samuel, son of William and Lydia Googins. 

" 20, Lydia, dau. of Samuel and Phebe Banks. 

" 27, Abigail, dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth Dyer. 

July 4, Moses, son of Jonathan and Mary Rumery. 

Thomas, son of Thomas and Charity Rumery. 



Sept. 


II, 


Aug. 


8, 


Sept. 


5. 


(( 


12, 



Oct. 


3. 


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Nov. 


14, 


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Emma, dau. of Moses and Sarah Abbott. 
Samuel Jordan, son of Roger and Mary Smith. 
Tristram, son of the Rev. Mr. Moses and Mrs. Hannah Morrill. 
Daniel, son of Lt. Amos and Sarah Chase. 
Cadwalader, son of James and Sarah Gray. 
Sarah, dau. of John and Margery Googins. 
Martha, dau. of Andrew and Martha Gorden. 
26, Olive, dau. of James and Mary Staple. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Daniel and Susanna Smith. 
Levi, son of Richard and Sarah Berry. 

Sarah, dau. of Thomas and Gilpatrick. 

Sylvester, son of Samuel and Sarah Haley. 

Samuel, son of Moses and Mary Bradbury. 

1763. Anna, dau. of Jeremiah Esq. and Mrs. Mary Hill. 

Joseph, son of Benjamin and Rachel Prockter. 

Joseph, son of Benjamin and Hannah Staple. 

Lucretia, dau. of Obed and Sarah Emery. 

May 8, Gyles, son of Ezekiel and Merrill. 

'' 15, Eunice, dau. of James and Abiel Stackpole. 

William, son of William and Mary Goodridge. 
" 22, Hannah, dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth Shepard. 

" 29, Rebekah, dau. of Benjamin and Lydia Hooper. 

June 12, Louisa and Charlotte, daus. of Daniel and Mary Smith. 

19, Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel and Sarah Tarbox. 

Betty, dau. of Daniel and Agnes Tarbox. 
July 10, Elijah, son of David and Mary Thomas. 

" 17, Susanna, dau. of Dea. Simon and Mrs. Lydia Winget. 

" 24, Richard, son of Samuel Esq. and Mrs. Mercy Jordan. 

Edward, son of Benjamin and Hannah Staple. 
Sarah, dau. of Allason and Elizabeth Smith. 
" 31, Sarah, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth Young. 

Aug. 13, Abigail, dau. of the Rev. Mr. Moses and Mrs. Hannah Morill. 

Betty, dau. of Joseph jr. and Elizabeth Tarbox. 

Nabby, dau. of John and Tarbox. 

Reuben, son of Robert and Mary Cole. 
Sept. II, Olive, dau. of John and Elizabeth Fletcher. 

Abigail, dau. of Benjamin and Hannah Tarbox. 
" 18, Sarah, dau. of Joseph and Dyer. 



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Hannah, dau. of Moses and Mary Ferren. 
Sept. 25, Nathaniel, son of Dr. Donald and Mrs. Elizabeth Cummings. 

Elisabeth, dau. of Caleb and Elizabeth Lock. 
Oct. 9, Joseph, son of Samuel and Mary Davis. 

Anna, dau. of Joshua and Elizabeth Haley. 
Nov. 20, Hannah, dau. of John and Elizabeth Murch. 

" 27, Benjamin, son of Benjamin and Rachel Prockter. 

1764. Samuel, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Hill. 

Moses, son of Benjamin and Jemima Nason. 

Benjamin, son of Daniel and Susannah Smith. 

Charity, dau. of Benjamin and Hannah Tarbox. 

Lydia, dau. of Jonathan and Charity Smith. 

Loammi, son of Josiah and Mary Stimson. 

Elizabeth, dau. of John jr. and Shuah Tarbox. 

Susanna, dau. of Joseph and Sarah Haley. 

Olive, dau. of Lemuel and Olive Foss. 

Charles, son of Thomas and Hepzibah Gilpatrick. 

Sarah, dau. of William and Rachel Haley. 

Joseph, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Dyer. 

Olive, dau. of James Plaisted and Abigail Hill. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel jr. and Elizabeth Young. 
July I, Andrew, son of Andrew and Martha Gorden. 

Paul, son of Henry and Sarah Pendexter. 
" 8, Sarah, dau. of Brian and Anna Fletcher. 

Aug. II, Henry and Deborah, son and dau. of Robert and Mary Cole. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Allason and Elizabeth Smith. 

John, son of John and Elizabeth Murch. 
" 26, Esther, dau. of Jacob and Abigail Bradbury. 

Jabez Page, son of Thomas and Ruth Bradbury. 

Susanna, dau. of Samuel and Susanna Harris. 

Daniel and Martha, son and dau. of Edward and Jane Smith. 

Ralph Tristram, son of Rishworth and Mrs. x^bigail Jordan. 
1765. Hannah, dau. of Daniel and Agnes Tarbox. 

Rebeckah, dau. of John and Anna Smith. 

Mary, dau. of Joshua and Elizabeth Haley. 

Samuel, son of Samuel and Olive Lincut. 

Sarah, dau. of Jacob and Abigail Bradbury. 

Susanna, dau. of John and Shuah Tarbox. 



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May 12, Abiel, dau. of James and Abiel Stackpole. 

Abraham, son of Josiah and Susanna Davis. 
" 26, Olive, dau. of Edward and Jane Smith. 

Sarah, dau. of Moses and Mary Ferren. 
June 10, Stephen, son of Caleb and Elizabeth Lock. 

*' 23, Jedidah (?) dau. of Benj. jr. and Hannah Tarbox. 

Joseph, son of Jacob and Anna Hooper. 

July 6, Samuel, son of Moses and Merrill. 

Rachel, dau. of Benjamin and Rachel Prockter. 
Hannah, dau. of Robert and Hannah Ellwell. 
Aug. II, Ebenezer, son of Jeremiah Esq. and Mrs. Mary Hill. 

Olive, dau. of John and Beal. 

Sept. 15, William Bourn, son of Samuel Esq. and Mrs. Mercy Jordan. 

Charity, dau. of Benjamin and Lydia Hooper, 
Rosanneth, dau. of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Cole, 
" 29, Levi, son of James and Mary Emery. 

Nov. 3, Jeremiah, son of Benjamin and Hannah Staple. 

Piercy and Pelatiah, sons of Dodavah and Sarah Bickford. 
" 10, Charity, dau. of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Gilpatrick. 

" 17, Peace, dau. of Obed and Sarah Emery. 

Daniel, son of Joshua and Sarah Warren. 
1766. Samuel, son of Daniel and Susanna Smith. 
Mary, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth Young. 
Aaron, son of Benjamin and Jemima Nason. 
Mary, dau. of Thomas jr. and Hepzibah Gilpatrick. 
18, Elisha, son of Elisha and Sarah Staple. 

23, Abigail, dau. of James Plaisted and Abigail Hill. 

Joseph, son of Benjamin and Hannah Jaffrey. 
Miriam, dau. of Joseph and Sarah Haley. 
Tristram, son of Rev. Mr. Moses and Mrs. Hannah Morrill. 
Joseph, son of John and Elizabeth Murch. 
Ruth, dau. of Andrew and Martha Gorden. 
Jonathan, son of John and Elizabeth Fletcher. 
James, son of John and Shuah Tarbox. 
Joanna, dau. of William and Elizabeth Cole. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel and Susanna Harris. 
Mary, dau. of David and Mary Thomas. 
Margret, dau. of Jonathan and Charity Smith. 



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Obed, son of Lemuel and Olive Foss. 

Rebeckah, dau. of Jacob and Abigail Bradbury. 

Hannah, dau. of Brian and Anna Fletcher. 

Thomas, son of Benjamin and Rachel Prockter. 

Molly, dau. of William and Th ? Relief Murch. 

Joseph, son of Andrew and Sarah Smith. 

Nathaniel, son of Ebenezer and Lucy Jordan. 

Charity, dau. of Nathaniel and Abigail Perkins. 

Moses, son of Moses and Mary Bradbury. 

Edward, son of Thomas and Charity Rumery. 

Olive, dau. of William and Rachel Haley. 

William, son of David and Elizabeth King. 

John, son of Benjamin jr. and Rebeckah Joy. 
1767. Elizabeth, dau. of Joshua and Elizabeth Haley. 

Joseph, son of Benjamin Senr. and Hannah Tarbox. 

Charlotte, dau. of Daniel and Agnes Tarbox. 
" 12, Molly, dau. of Benj. and Elizabeth Mason. 

Thomas Limsy, son of Thomas and Hepzibah Gilpatrick. 
Apr. 26, Molly, dau. of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Cole. 

May 3, Molly, dau. of Benj. jr. and Hannah Tarbox. 

" 10, Hannah, dau. of Josiah and Susanna Davis. 

Abner, son of Allason and Elizabeth Smith. 
" 17, Tristram, son of Christopher and Jane Gilpatrick. 

Sarah, dau. of John and Shuah Tarbox. 

Eli, son of Robert and Mary Cole. 

Abraham, son of Samuel and Sarah Haley. 

Eunice, dau. of David and Mary Thomas. 

Sarah, dau. of James and Abiel Stackpole. 

Joanna, dau. of Joshua and Martha Hill. 

Rosanna, dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth Dyer. 

Samuel, son of John and Elizabeth Murch. 

Thomas, son of Jeremiah Esqr. and Mrs. Mary Hill. 

Thomas, son of Henry and Sarah Pendexter. 

Daniel, son of John jr. and Anna Smith. 

Molly, dau. of Jacob and Anna Hooper. 

Molly, dau. of Benjamin and Elizabeth Hill. 

Joseph, son of Moses and Mary Ferrin. 

Roger, son of Stephen and Fletcher. 



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Molly, dau. of Benjamin and Hannah Staple. 
1768. Allason, son of Allason and Elizabeth Smith. 

Joseph, son of Thomas and Margret Drinkwater. 
Susanna, dau. of James and Mary Emery. 
Rosanna, dau. of Christopher and Jane Gilpatrick. 
Waldo, son of James Plaisted and Abigail Hill. 
Sarah, dau. of William and Thankful Murch. 
William, son of William and Elizabeth Cole. 
Mary, dau. of Samuel and Susanna Harris. 
Jeremiah, son of Amos and Mary Gorden. 
Benjamin, son of Samuel and Olive Lincut. 
Sarah, dau. of Elisha and Sarah Staple. 
William, son of Andrew and Sarah Smith. 
Amos, son of Benjamin and Betty Mason. 
John, son of Ebenezer and Lucy Jordan. 

Mary, dau. of Moses and Bradbury. 

Joseph, son of Joseph and Sarah Haley. 
Timothy, son of George and Mary Perkins. 
Sarah, dau. of Wm. jr. and Huldah Gilpatrick. 

James, son of Capt. James and Carlile. 

Thomas Dyer, son of Caleb and Elizabeth Lock. 
Joanna Hill, dau. of Robert and Dorothy Gilpatrick. 
Samuel, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Young. 
Mary, dau. of Lemuel and Olive Foss. 
Molly, dau. of Edward and Jane Smith. 

Nahum, son of the Rev*^. Mr. Moses and Mrs. Hannah Morrill. 
Martha, dau. of Dodavah and Sarah Bickford. 
1769. Edmund, son of Nathaniel and Abigail Perkins. 
Shuah, dau. of John and Shuah Tarbox. 
Sarah, dau. of Thomas and Margret Drinkwater. 
Jacob, son of Jacob and Abigail Bradbury. 
Noah, son of George and Mary Perkins. 
Sarah, dau. of Joshua and Elizabeth Haley. 
Joseph, son of Daniel and Agnes Tarbox. 
Abigail, dau. of Samuel Esq. and Mercy Jordan. 
John, son of Allason and Elizabeth Smith. 
Thomas, son of Joshua and Martha Hill. 
Martha, dau. of John and Rebeckah Stackpole. 





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Apr. 10, Thomas, son of William and Rachel Haley. 

Asa, son of Robert and Mary Cole. 

Josiah, son of David and Elizabeth King. 

James, son of Benjamin jr. and Hannah Tarbox. 

Eunice, dau. of Josiah and Susanna Davis. 

Betty, dau. of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Cole. 

Isabella, dau. of Amos and Mary Gorden. 

James, son of James and Abiel Stackpole. 

Benjamin, son of Jonathan and Charity Smith. 

Anna, dau. of Henry and Sarah Pendexter. 

Mary, dau. of Jeremiah Esq. and Mrs. Mary Hill. 

Hannah, dau. of Brian and Hannah Palmer (?) 

Elisha, son of Benj. and Elizabeth Hill. 

Thomas Life, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Dyer. 

Jemima, dau. of Thomas and Rumery. 

1770. Hannah, dau. of William and Thankful Relief Murch. 

, dau. of George and Mary Perkins. 

Molly, dau. of Snell and Margret Winget. 

Olive, dau. of Bowsey and Curtis. 

" 15, Jerusha, dau. of Elisha and Jerusha Staple. 

Molly, dau. of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Gilpatrick. 

Mehitable, dau. of James and Mary Emery. 
May 21, Ebenezer Hill, son of William and Mary Cole. 

" 27, Joseph, son of Edward and Jane Smith. 

Josiah, son of William and Huldah Gilpatrick. 
June 24, Nathan, son of Christopher and Jane Gilpatrick. 

Bethiah, dau. of John and Rebeckah Stackpole. 

Abigail, dau. of Thomas and Alice Fletcher. 
July 5, Mary, dau. of John and Ann Smith. 

" 8, Mehitable Sullivan, an adult person. 

James, son of Mr. James' and Mrs. Mehitable Sullivan. 

I James Sullivan, L. L. D., was born at Berwick, Me., Apr. 22, 1744. He was a practising 
Lawyer in Biddeford, and was appointed King's attorney for York County in 1770. He, however, 
as the time for independence drew nigh, espoused the Patriot side, and was a member of the 
Provincial Congress of Mass., (then including Maine) and was one of a Com. of three sent on a 
secret mission to Ticonderoga in 1775; in 1776 was Judge of the Superior Court, and in 1779-80, 
a member of the State Constitutional Convention and a delegate to Congress in 1784-5. He re- 
moved to Boston, and filled many places of trust, and was elected Gov. in 1807 and again in 1808. 

j^e was the projector of the Middlesex Canal and for many years Pres. of the Mass. Hist 
Society. He published several works. The History of Maine in 1795, ^^c. He died in Boston, 
Dec. 10, 1808. Gen. John Sullivan of Revolutionary fame was his Brother. 



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89 



July 15, 

" 22, 

" 29, 

Aug. II, 

Sept. 24, 



Hannah, dau. of Benjamin and Hannah Staple. 

George, son of Stephen and Fletcher. 

William, son of Allason and Elizabeth Smith. 
Benjamin, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Young. 
Joseph Poak, son of Elisha and Sarah Smith. 
Huldah, dau. of Shadrack and Elizabeth Wetherby. 
Joshua, son of Samuel jr. and Mary Haley. 
James Ross, son of Benjamin and Hapzabah Haley. 

To be continued. 




90 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



THE WEARE FAMILY, 

OF YORK, MAINE. 



BY DR. CHARLES EDWARDS BANKS OF PORTLAND. 



fm^^w-M^ 



PETERi WEARE, the 

ancestor of the family 
of that name which has 
existed in York for two 
centuries and a half, was 
a descendant of the 
Weares of Gloucestershire who resided in Charfield early in the 
17th century. According to his own testimony he was born in 16 18 
(York Deeds II. 180) and came to this region when he was about 20 
years of age, in 1638 (Mass. Col. Rec. IV. pt ii. 243), settling at 
Agamenticus, later called York, where for over a half century he 
stands out prominently as one of its leading spirits. His home lot 
upon which he finally settled was on Cape Neddick and the ancestral 
acres of "Old Peter," as he is known in the family lore, have been 
occupied up to the present day from one generation to another by 
his descendants." It is a commanding site, having a view that 



1. In Hampton, N. H. almost contemporaneous with the settlement of Peter Weare in York, 
there was a Nathaniel Weare whose descendents have been traced and recorded by the late Wm. 
M. Sargent Esq., in an article published in "Old Times" in 1879. Two names in both the Hamp- 
ton and York families, Peter and Nathaniel, are to be found in every successive generation from 
the first and it might argue relationship, which though probable is not yet in evidence. Descend- 
ants of the Weares of Hampton came to North Yarmouth Me., about 1720 and there left a 
numerous progeny both in the male and female lines, from the latter of which Mr. Sargent traced 
his ancestry. The Hampton Weares used an heraldic seal as early as 1698, identical with the arms 
of Weare of Wear-Gifford, Devonshire, viz : — Arg. on a bend vert, between six crosses crosslet 
fitch ee gules, three croziers or. 

2. It will not be necessary to rehearse his landed estate and its vicissitudes. The late H. W. 
Richardson in a sketch of his life (York Deeds II, 7, editorial preface) says "he acquired in com- 
mon with Basil Parker, a house and lot, probably at Piscataqua. The grant appears to have been 
made by John Willcox agent for Sir Ferdinando Gorges, and afterward confirmed by Thomas 
Gorges." References to his purchases and sales of land may be found in York Deeds I, loi, II, 
147, 148, 172, 177, 179, III. 132. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 91 

sweeps over the little town of York, the "long sands" and the broad 
Atlantic, beyond Bald Head Cliff in Wells, to the distant beaches 
of Kennebunk. 

He appears on record as attending the first court of Thomas 
Gorges, held in September, 1640 at Saco. He served as a Trial 
Juror, 1650, 1655, 1665, 1680; Grand Juror, 1645, 1646, 1647, 1653, 
1654, 1655, 1656, 1657, 1660, 1684, 1685; Commissioner (Trial Justice) 
for York, 1659, 1661, 1662, 1663, 1664, 1669, 1670, 1672, 1673, 1674; 
Clerk of the Writs 1668, and County Treasurer, 1669 to 1676; As- 
sociate or Provincial Councillor, 1659, 1669; Town Clerk, 1663, 
1674; Representative to the General Court at Boston, (for Kittery) 
1660, 1665, and (for York) in 1669; Selectman of York 1656, 1662, 
1666, 1674, 1677, and probably many more years, the destruction of 
the town records in 1692 making it impossible to get more than 
fragmentary references to the town officials prior to that date. The 
above enumeration of the official positions he held during his fifty- 
two years residence in York sufficiently shows his standing in the 
community where he resided; but it must be said, in candor, that 
many of his appointments to office were due to his partisan zeal 
for the puritanical government of Massachusetts, when it was 
spreading its unlawful authority over the territory of a legally con- 
stituted province, the property of the Gorges interests. The death 
of Sir Ferdinando Gorges the Lord Proprietor in 1647, the over- 
throw of monarchy in 1649 when the head of Charles I, rolled off 
the block, the general discredit into which the nobility had fallen 
when Cromwell rose to the front, made Massachusetts bold to seize 
the Province of Maine, the chartered property grant of a dead roy- 
alist, and in 1652 she ursurped the powers of the rightful owner 
despite the protests of the lawfully elected officials who were then 
peacefully administering the government by popular decree. This 
developed during the next twenty-five years two parties, the loyal- 
ists and the puritans, and amid the heated struggles of that period, 



92 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

in which each side gained successive victories, Peter Weare can be 
easily distinguished at the front of the Massachusetts faction, the 
boldest fighter, the most violent partisan, the contemned of his 
enemies, and the idol of his friends. 

The dates of his official promotions usually coincide with the 
successive victories of the puritan crowd over the friends of the 
King and the Lord Proprietor. There is preserved quite a series 
of documents in the Massachusetts Archives giving an account of 
an episode of his career during the struggle of the two parties in 
1668 and the final triumph of the faction head by Weare in the in- 
terests of the Massachusetts Puritans. For three years 1665--8, the 
loyalist party had been in power in Maine by direct decree of Roy- 
al Commissioners sent over by Charles II, but the Massachusetts 
politicians had not forgotton how to wait for a chance to seize 
power in the Province upon any pretext. This time they adopted 
a plan of getting petitions from the inhabitants asking the authori- 
ties of Massachusetts to reassume control of the Government in 
the Province of Maine. In this scheme Peter Weare was a fore- 
most lieutenant. The Royal Justices (so called) reported that "he 
hath been a principle actor in all these disturbances" and he was 
forthwith arrested by their order for circulating these petitions.3 
The warrant charged "privie Saddission Indeavoring to undermine 
y^ Kings Immediate authority here settled," and on April 17, 1667, 
he was committed to the York jail. His partisans rallied to the 
rescue and "y^ night y^ pry son doors were staved in pieces by some 
of his confederats " and he was again a free man. He immediately set 
out for Boston "for his security [and] was there animated for y^ 
carrying on of the design. "4 Upon his return in May he was re- 
arrested and again placed in jail and this is his story of the way he 

3. Colonial Papers, P. R. O. XXIII. 58. 

4. Ibid. 



• Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 93 

was received by the jailor, his father-in-law, Captain John Davis. It 
is told in the third person: " The said prisnor desiared A Coppy 
of the Warrant he was aprehended by & when Weare, the sd prisoner 
cam in to the howes Capt. John Davis began to quarrel with 
the sd Weare, a prisoner, using very unsevel Words & probirius 
Langwig Calling him Base Knave & cripple CurS and with a 
viulent punch with his fist threw him viallently upon the ground 
little short of the fiare."^ This incident shows to what height party 
feeling had reached when family ties placed no restraint upon the 
enmities of politics. Weare writes that "many peopell looking 
tharon [wjould forsably resqued me out of thayer hands but I 
turning and Earnestly Intreated that the peopell would let me 
allon[e] in thayr hands dasiring that they [wjould take notise of 
that unhuman yousage." He said he had "nothing but the floor 
to ly upon " and was shown nothing but "crewilty." It is probable 
that he remained a prisoner till July following when the Massachu- 
setts people sent down an armed troop of officials who overawed 
the timid adherents of the crown and re-assmed their sway over the 
politically distracted province. 

The extracts above given of Weare's orthography, are good ex- 
amples of his fantastic spelling, as his writing equally evidences his 
almost undecipherable chirography. It will therefore be a matter 
of wonder that he was appointed by the Massachusetts officials as 
a reward for his work in their behalf to the office of Recorder of 
Deeds, a position which he held for two years by their agency, not- 
withstanding the old recorder, Edward Rishworth, was desired by 
the people. The Editor of the York Deeds thus comments on the 
result: "His records show that he was poorly qualified for the 
office. In an age when spelling was largely a matter of personal 

5. In another paper Weare states that he had "ben lame this many yeares " (Mass. Archives) . 

6. John Davis was then 55 years old and Weare 50. Davis afterwards became Deputy Gov- 
ernor of Maine. 



94 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

choice, this orthography was lamentable; and his handwriting was 
worse than his spelling. The labor of writing was so erksome to 
him that he frequently employed Rishworth to make the records to 
which he affixed his clumsy signature."7 It is not probable that his 
unfitness worried Weare much. The "mittimus" that sent him to 
jail in April 1667 was signed by Edward Rishworth, and when he 
stepped into Mr. Rishworth's place in July he doubtless felt it was 
a righteous act that placed Mr. Rishworths salary in his pocket. 
Peter Weare was an early explorer of the White Mountain region. 
In 1665 he testified that he had "oftentimes traveled that country, 
some of the natives always with me;" and he further states that he 
had visited "lake Winnipaseket " and went "upon a great mountain 
upon the north sd of side lake." He had known the lake and sur- 
rounding country for twenty-seven years (1638) at that date. (Col. 
Recs. P. R. O. XXVII, looi.) 

Peter Weare was twice married, first to Ruth, daughter of John 
and Ruth Gooch of Slymbridge England and York Maine. Slym- 
bridge is a town in Gloucestershire seven miles from Charfield, the 
English home of Peter Weare's family. The date of her death is 
not known, but it was probably before 1665. He married about 
1666 for his second wife Mary, daughter of Major John Davis, 
Deputy Governor of Maine (1686), who was b. in 1634 and there- 
fore was sixteen years his junior.^ This marriage did not prove to 
be a happy venture. In 1675 she was "presented for living from 
her husband " and she answered the Court that "her husband was 
not willing to have her company neither did he provide help or 
necessary accomodations for her convenient reception, wch iff he 
would shee was willing to goe to live with him."9 The court or 

7. Preface to Vol. II, York Deeds, by the late H. W. Richardson; Editor. 

8. York Deeds, VIII, 247. 

9. York Court. Records April 6, 1675. 



Maine Historical a^td Genealogical Recorder. 95 

dered him to provide for her and directed her to return to his home 
and we hear no more of their marital difficulties. 

In 1685, when nearly seventy years old he crossed the ocean to 
qualify as executor of the will of his younger brother Thomas of 
Charfield, who had nominated him to that position in his will, and 
whom he constituted his residuary legatee. ^° After his return to 
York, but little is heard from the once active spirit in the political 
life of the Province." In 1677 Massachusetts was finally forced to 
buy what she had attempted to wrest from the lawful proprietors of 
Maine and thenceforth all was quiet. He survived till 1692 to meet a 
terrible death in his 74th year at the hands of the savages during 
their bloody massacre of the inhabitants of York January 25, 
1 69 1 -2 when over one hundred men women and children perished 
or suffered a living death in captivity. The place where he fell has 
been pointed out to me by some of his descendants who have heard 
the story of the tragedy rehearsed by old " Aunt " Phebe Weare 
the custodian of all the family lore. 

His wife Mary survived him many years, dying 28 Jan 1 718-19, 
aged 85. The inventory of her estate amounted to ^105 : 13: 10: 
which she bequeathed to her own surviving children. ^^ 

The inventory of his estate taken 18 April 1692, shows total of 
^231: 13: o, 13, but subsequent returns brought the valuation of 
the estate at the final distribution in 1727 to the sum of ^570: 2: 
10. The following is the inventory of 1692 taken by Abraham 
Preble and John Parker and sworn to by Mrs. Mary Weare. 

10. Prerogative Court, Canterbury, Vol. Cann. 128. The will is dated 20 Dec, 1684 and is 
proved 3 Oct. 1685. Thomas calls himself "yeoman." 

11. He appeared in 1690 as a plaintiff in a suit against Elizabeth Stover and was defeated, but 
next year she acknowledged judgment. (York Deeds, V. pt. II, 6. 8.) 

12. York Town Records and Maine Wills, 213. 

13. York Deeds. V. pt. I. 80: Probate Records, III, 250. 



96 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



Impr. About 200 acres of land at Cape nedok and housing 
and the acres and halfe of salt marsh 

3 brass kettles 

1 Toyron pot & pot hooker & tramell 
a frying pan & Iron skile beam 

2 axes & a Iron skillet 
2 spits a brass morter an paisell watch bell 
Chains & Churn augers & other things 
a bedsted a spinning wheele and other things 
on(e) table a paile a cup 
on Mayre and siz sheep 

for puter 43s and two brass candlesticks 13s 
on paire of streaked Curtings 
on paire of Black Curtings 
on raper 

one booke called the key of the bible 
and other bookes 
2 silver spoons and a silver Cup 
2 Cushens and some linnen 
on Coate 

2 great trunkes and a small one 
on bed and bolster and the bed clothes to it 
on old bed and bed cloathes belonging to it 
on warming pan & a paire of stilards 
on bible 
six swine 
in Cash 

4 Cows lO;^, on hefer & 2 steres \£ los 

3 yearlings, ■^£ a saw & other things 

He had the following children by his two wives: 

(by 1ST WIFE RUTH GOOCH.) 

I. Elizabeth^, m. Thomas^ son of Henry and P>ances (Redding) Donnell of 
York. He d. about 1699. Inventory of estate 28 Sept. 
1699. ^186: 14: o. She was living 1702 (Y. R. VII, 72, 
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II. Mary2, m. (i) Drury, and had son Thomas, of Framingham, Mass. 

(2) Brown. 

III. Hannah^, m. Michael Shailer of Boston, (Y. R. 36), where she was living 
a widow in 17 16. (Bost. Com. Rec. IX. 229.) 

IV. Phebe^ m. Isaac Marion, a cordwainer of Boston about 1681. (Y. R. 
XII. 17) She d. about 1724 and adm. of her estate was 
granted to her nephew Nathaniel Cunningham of Boston, son 
of Ruth^, 2 Nov. 17, 1724. 

1. V. Peter% eldest son (Y. R. VII. 105) 
VI. Nathaniel^, d. s. p. young, before 1667. 

VII. Ruth^, m. Cunningham of Boston, d. about 1745. Her will 

dated 23 November, 1744. 

(by 2ND WIFE MARY DAVIS.) 

2. VIII. Daniels 

3. IX. Josephs 
X. Mary2 b. about 1670, m. Charles Roberts (Y. R. X. 188 ; Maine Wills, 214) 

4. XI. Elias% 
XII. Sarahs b. about 1675, "^- Peter Nowell, a blacksmith of Salem, later of 

York, m. 1698, d. about 1725. 

5. XIII. Hopewell, 
I. Peters (^Peter'-) the eldest son, (Court Rec. IX, 74, York Deeds, VII, 105), 

removed to Boston about 1680, where he followed the trade of Carpenter (York 
Deeds, VII, 166). He was first taxed in 1681 ; Hog Reeve. 1695 ; Constable 1702 ; 
Fence-viewer, 1699, 1700-2, 1704-5, 17 11, 17 17. If the town records of Boston 
be correct, he must have had four wives, viz : 

1. Elizabeth (the mother of Peters 1682) 

2. Abigail (the mother of Hannahs 1684) 

3. Elizabeth, dau. of Gabriel Tetherly, m. 30 Dec. 1698. 
Peter2 Weare2 was plaintiff, contra estate of Gabriel Tetherly, in 
1699 (York Deeds, V. pt ii. 126) G. T. died 1696 leaving a daughter 
Elizabeth West, "otherwise called Elizabeth Wire" (York Court. 
Rec. IX, 145). She was prob. wid. of John West. 

4. Abigail , who signs with him in joint deed 1708 York (Deeds 

VII, 105.) 

Children : 

6. I. Peters, b. 28 November, 1682. 

II. Hannahs, b. 3 January 1683--4; m. John Cobbett a tailor of Boston, (intention published 
31 July 17 1 2.) He was granted administration on estate of her 
father in law Peter2, 24 January 1722, "in the right of his wife 
Hannah, daughter and heir of said Peter" (Suffolk Pub. Rec). 



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2. Daniel^ (^Fetef'^) born about 1666; removed to Boston where he m. (i) 
Hannah, daughter of John and Grace (Bully) Boaden of Saco [York Deeds XII, 
284.] Shed. 4 May 1697. (2) Lydia Hiller, 31. October 1698. (3) Mary. 

(about 1706). He was a member of the Second Church Boston where 

most of his children were baptized. He was received 4 February 1704. His 
residence was at the North End in Prince Street. He bought land of his parents 
in 1687, a lot of 60 acres at Cape Neddick (York Deeds, V. part i. p 108.) He 
was living in 1727 (York Probate Rec. HI, 244) 

Children: (by ist wife hannah boaden.) 

I. Daniels, b. 26 November 1692, d. 8 Jan. 1692-3. 
II. Hannahs, b. 5 May 1694, bapt. 11 February 1704-5, (in childhood). She m. 
William Marshall of Boston, butcher, (intention published 3 
January 17 12.) 

7. III. Elias3, b. 20 October, 1695. 

(BY 2ND WIFE LYDIA HILLER.) 

8. IV. Daniels, b. 12, bapt. 20 October, 1700. 

(BY THIRD WIFE MARY .) 

V. Lydias, b. 9, bapt. 14 Sept. 1707 ; died young. 
VI. Marys, b. 11, bapt. 16, October 1709. 
VII. Lydias, b. 16, bapt. 21 September 1712; m. Heath (vide will of her Aunt Ruth2 
Cunningham 23, Nov. 1744. 

9. VIII. Josephs, b. 5, bapt. 10 March 1716-7. 

3. Joseph^, {Peter'') b. about 1668. He had a town grant of land in York 
June 1685, (Town Records.) A mariner by occupation. Francis Very and others 
depose certain facts about delivery of fish to Joseph Weare at Monserrat (Suffolk 
Court Mss. ^2^ '■ 2821 ; York Deeds, IV, 146 x 148.) He was Grand Juror in 
1690 and Petit Juror 1695. He married Hannah [? Purington]. She sells 11 
December 1705-6, land laid out to Capt. John Davis by the town of York, 17 No- 
vember 1667 (York Deeds VH, 79.) Davis married the widow of George Purington 
or Puddington and as his step-daughter she may have made this sale. Joseph Weare 
died in 1700 and an inventory of his estate was taken 25 May of that year, show- 
ing value of ^60 : 11 : o. (York Prob. Rec. I, 73.) Additional amount ;^i46 :oo:o 
was reported later (Deeds II, 145). His wife survived. 

Children. 

I. Marys, b. about 1688, m. Hezekiah Adams of York. 

10. II. Josephs, 

11. III. Peters, 

IV. Hannahs, b. about 1694, m. Stephen Preble of York. 



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4. Elias^, (Feter'') b. about 1672. Resided in York and m. in 1696 Magdalen, 
daughter of Mainwaring and Mary (Moulton) Hilton of York, the widow of 
Nathaniel Adams. She was taken captive by the Indians at the time of the York 
massacre, January 1692, and carried to Canada, from whence after an absence of 
nearly four years she was returned by an exchange of prisoners, October 1695 
(Gen. Reg. XXIV, 288.) Adams had died in the interim, and in a few months 
after her return home she married Weare. Notices of them may be found in York 
Deeds VI, pt. ii, pp 102-4, Elias met the same fate as his father at the hands of 
the savages. On August 10, 1707, while in company with friends "returning from 
Boston to Wells, betwixt York and Cape Neddock, were all slaine by the Indians." 
(Pike Journal in N. H. Hist. Coll. Ill, 59.) The tragedy occurred "near the east 
end of the long sands (so called) in York" (Town Records.) After his death 
his widow Magadalen Hilton-Adams-Weare, married John Webber for her 
third husband. Administration of his estate was granted to John and Magdalen Web- 
ber 4 January 1709-10, and the inventory amounted to ^92 : 04:0. (York Prob. 
Rec. II, 26). She d. 4 February 1725-6. 

Children : 

I. Ruths, b. 6 January 1696-7; m. Moses3, son of John2 and Elizabeth (Turbet) Banks 
of York. 
Elias3, b. 10, January 1699. 
Jeremiahs, b. 13 February 1701. 
Johns, b. 16 January 1703. 
Josephs, b. 17 March 1705. 
Marys, b. 27 March 1707; m. Alexander Mclntire (int. 6 February 1728.) 

5. HoPEWELLM/V/^>''') b. about 1678 ; m. Lydia, daughter of Job and Sarah 
(Austin) Young of York. He resided in York and died there 7 June 172 1. In- 
ventory of his estate showed property to the value of ;{^i62 : 10: o. His wife 
survived and may be the Lydia Weare who married 3 August 1725, John Wells "a 
soldier under Col. Harmon" as the town records recite. She d. before 18 January 
1745, (York Deeds XXV 177.) She was granted administration on Hopewell's 
estate 6, July 172 1 and rendered account of charges ;^96 : 8: 11. (York 
Prob. Rec. III. 71. 130). On 13 May, 1724 the widow prays that the estate may 
be sold to satisfy creditors. Her account of 14 May 1724, shows inter alta 
"funeral charges £2: 7, and Dr. George Jackson, £2: 10. (Suff. Court. Mss. 
17788-93) 

Children : 

16. I. Josephs b. 25 October 17 18. 

17. II. Johns, b. 9 September, 1720. 



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HISTORICAL EXCERPTA FROM MY NOTE BOOKS. 

[Hitherto Unpublished.] 



BY J. P. BAXTER. 



Continued from Vol. VI. 




HE 1 2th. Mar. a Report was made, That " it will be of great 
advantage to ye Nation if any of Their Majestys Colonies 
can be so improved as to supply us with the Naval stores 
that are now brought from fforreign parts, and that " We have no 
objection to their being Incorporated as they desire Provided it be 
not with Exclusion to any others who shall desire to follow the like 
Trade." The petitioners agreed to have a cargo delivered in Eng- 
land within a year and a cargo accordingly reached England in the 
summer of 1696, and delivered at Deptford, but the Officers called 
to survey it reported that "as to the nature of the Wood in Gen'll, 
we find it (upon Tyrall of many of the Planks and Knees) to be of 
a very tender and free Substance mingled with red Veins and also 
subject to many worm holes, wch are Signs of Decaying " and that 
"The Treenails are what we expected less useful in proporcon for 
that service than the other" and that they ought not to be used in 
any of his Mats. Shipps." " As to the Ash Rafter for Oars together 
with the Pitch Rosin and Tarr — we have reason to believe they will 
be serviceable for his Ma'ts. Navy, except that the Tarr will not be 
so fitt for the Ropemakers, it being found too hot a temper for their 
use." The granting of a patent was resisted by Phipps and the 
Govt, of Massachusetts as injurious to the planters. 

And the Peticonrs said Proposalls relating to Naval Stores being 
likewise referr'd to Mr. Attorney General to be considered with the 
charters of New England and for a preparing clause whereby the 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 101 

members of the corporation might be restrain'd from Selling any 
Share or Interest in the Joint Stock for the first three years, this 
Report with the Proviso Prepar'd by him is now lying before the 
Committee." 

Alexander Rigby s name appears on a petition to the Lords 
Commissioners for Trade and Plantations in 1696 with other "In- 
habitants, Traders, Proprietors, etc., in the North parts of America," 
stating that they are " under very deep apprehensions and discour- 
agements from the late attempts of the F'rench in those parts 
whereof we have in a manner lost our Fishino- Furrs, Masts, Tim- 
ber. Peltry Trade, both at Newfoundland, New England and New 
York, the consequence whereof, if no stop be put unto their further 
Progress, will end in the subversion and overthrow of those 
Countries." 

"An Act for erecting and establishing a Post Office. — Whereas 
his Matie, and her late Matie, Queen Mary, by their Royall Letters 
patente under the great Seal of England bearing date the 17 Day 
of ffebruary which was in the Yeare of our Lord God 1691, Did 
grant to Thomas Neale Esqr., his Execrs., admrs., and assignes full 
power and authority to errect settle and establish within their said 
Mats. Colonyes and plantations in America one or more office or 
offices for the receiving and despatching of Letters and pacquets 
posts, aud to receive send and deliver the Same under such rates 
and Summs of mony as the planters and others should agree to 
give on the first settlement. 31 st. Jan. 1695. 

By request & nomination of Neale Andrew Hamilton Esqr. was 
appointed to " governe and manage the said genii, post office for 
and throughout all his Maties. plantations and Colonyes in the 
Maine Land or Continent of America, and the Islands adjacent 
thereto." 

" Consideration Humbly offered to the Parliament shewing That 
three Charters relating to the Plantations were taken away upon 



102 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

quite different reasons from those in England : those Charters be- 
ing Seized for the abuse of their Power, in destroying not only the 
WOOLEN and other MANUFACTURES, but also the very 
Laws and Navio-ation of Ensfland and making: themselves as it 
were Independant of this Crown." 

Printed Copy p. 247. written p. 290 Vol 5. B. T. Paps. 

A reply to it p. 251--265. "An acc't of the Persons who have 
subscribed the New England Address with the value of their 
Estates according to Common Estimation" Aprill 1691. 

504 Printed Address to the King" The late Revolution dividing 
the said Territory into ten Parts or Colonies, viz. Pemiquid, 
Province of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Plymouth, 
Rhode Island, King's Province, Connecticut, New York and East 
and West Jerseys." Nov. 22, 1690; also, see reply of Mass. p. 533. 

Mr. Attorney General having upon Reference from the Commit- 
tee Prepared Several heads for the charter desired by Sr. Mathew 
Dudley and others for working of Copper Mines and other Miner- 
alls and for divers Commodities in New England. The same were 
Referred to the Lords of the Treasury for their Opinion upon the 
whole Matter. Who having heard the agents of New England 
and the Persons Concerned Reported their Opinion that the pass- 
ing of the Grant might be deferr'd till the matter had been commu- 
nicated to the Government of New England, And the Peticonrs: 
having in January last made Proposalls to the Committee for the 
bringing from New England Masts Plank, Rosin, Pitch, Tar hemp 
and other Naval Stores. They were referr'd to the Lords of the 
Admirality for the opinion of the Comissioners of the Navy, who 
have as yet made no Report thereupon. 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England. 
By His Excellency and Council. 

The Various Awful Judgements of God continued upon the 
English Nation, and the Dispertions thereof in Their Majesties 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 103 

several Plantations, by War, Sickness, Earthquakes and other 
Desolating Calamities; more especially by permitting Witchcrafts 
and Evil Angels to Rage amongst this his People ; All which 
Loudly Call for Deep Humiliation and Earnest Application to 
Heaven as the best Expedient for deliverance. Upon Consideration 
thereof His Excellency and Council have thought fit and do here- 
by Appoint Thursday Twenty Ninth of December currant to be 
Kept as a Day of Solemn Prayer with Fasting in the several Towns 
throughout this Province, where this Order shall come seasonably 
to give Notice thereof. And in such other Towns which it shall 
not reach soon enough upon the Thursday following; Exhorting 
both Ministers and People fervently to Implore Heavens blessings 
upon their Majesties, their Three Kingdoms and Plantations 
Abroad, and upon the whole Protestant Interest ; That a Spirit of 
Reformation may be Powred down from on High, and Gods Anger 
Diverted. That Divine Conduct may be vouchafed to all the 
English Governments and Success attend their Affairs. And all 
Servile Labour on said Day is hereby Forbidden. 

Boston, December 20, 1662. Isaac Addington, 6><:r. 

Every law passed by Massachusetts was criticised and made the 
occasion of complaints. They were from time to time sent to Eng- 
land and submitted to the Law office of the Crown Mr. Popp and 
others who reported invariably that they humbly conceived were 
''agreeable to Law and Justice and doe not contain anything preju- 
diciall to his Majesties Royall Preogative." See Popples and Solict 
or General Jo. Hawles. 

EXTRACT FROM LETTER OF ADDINGTON, BOSTON, SEPT. 3, I 7OO. B. T. 

PAPS VOL. II. 

This Province is in present quiet, but the Government are not 
without just fears and Jealousies if an Eruption and general Insur- 
rection of the Indians, who seem to be fastened to the Interests of 



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104 Maine Historical arid Genealogical Recorder. 

our ill neighbors the French, being debauched by the Priests and 
Jesuits that are sent among them his Excellcy, has lately sumoned 
the Sachems and principal Indians of the five nations to attend his 
Lordp. at Albany in order to recover or prevent their defection, the 
Issue whereof is not yet known it would greatly endanger his Mats. 
Interests in those Territorys, if the Indians should enter into a 
general combination, our Frontiers are of so large extent etc. 

LETTER FROM USHER, 1 9 FEB. 1703/4. 

" I Judge the war with Indians of late was occasioned by one 
Major. Walderen, who in a former war, invited Indians in giving 
assurance they should have their lives & Liberty upon which the 
Indian Enemy came in and surrendered themselves which so done 
were seized, many shot to death and the rest shipt for slavery, which 
usage the Indians will not forget." B. T. 12 o. ii. 

" The Indian Sachims in all their Treaties urge the return of an 
Indian Boy carried into England by Sir William Phipps." Letter 
of Gov. Dudly B. T. Paps. Vol. 12. M. 37 To the Comms. etc. May 
10, 1703. 

EXTRACT OF LETTER FROM COL. DUDLEY 23rd. APRIL I 706. 

" I am in a very good posture with my French & Indian Neigh- 
bors by continuall marches in the Mighty Desrts I have not left 
an Indian Habitation nor a Planting Field undestroyed, so that 
the Indians are fled over to the French and I have no damage; but 
am at a great Cost to keep the field & Frontiers, but the assembly 
are very easy at the Charge : and perfectly satisfied at the Expence 
of their money." 

Bridger was than acting as the agent of the Commissioners for 
Trade etc. in procuring Naval Stores. In a letter from Piscataqua 
relating to a shipment Oct. i8, 1706. He complains that his 
salary is but 200L a year and that his expenses for a servant and 
two horses which he uses in travelling all the time is at least 15 



Maine Historical aiid Genealogical Recorder. 105 

shillings pr. day. That he has nothing allowed for paper & pens 
& postage, the latter being "great " viz: to Virginia 2/6, 1/6, from 
Phila. i/. from New York, and none under 8/. Bridger's former 
course is adverted to in the report on this letter by the Commis- 
sioners of the Navy to whom it was referred, and his proposals 
criticised adversely. Evidently the Com. had no high opinion of 
him. 

Gov. Dudly writes Oct. 2, 1706, that the Saco fort is to be re- 
moved to Winter Harbor being placed in an unfit position. In 
May last 300 Indians made incursions upon the inhabitants between 
Deerfleld & Wells, but were finally driven away, — They took "four 
or five scalps of women and children and that is all and have left 
about twenty behind them." 

John Phillips complains of Bridger being bribed. Allows masts 
to be shipped contrary to law upon payment of money to him, & 
persons to cut. Mr. James Olive a merchant of New England now 
in London to be heard of at the Sun Coffee House in Thread- 
needle St., Mr. Francis Collins of London merch. and Mr. Henry 
Newman a gentleman who lodges over the stair case at Whitehall." 

Gov. Dudly speaks well of Bridger who was surveyor of the 
Woods in America and says that he cannot properly perform his 
duties without further allowance. Jan. 1706/7. In same letter he 
says " I have at this Time about three hundred men upon snow 
shoes looking out for New Quarters of the Indians halfway between 
this and Quebeck, having all this Warr kept them from their Plant- 
ing grounds and the People are so sensible of the benefit they have 
by these so hard merches wherein no soldier has more Subsistance 
for Twenty five Days than he carry out on his back besides his 
arms. That they are very Patient of the Service 26 May 1707. 

Dudley writes; "I have now abroad Twenty Brigantines & 
Sloops with one Thousand musqueturs ravaging all along the 



106 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Coast of L'Acadie & Nova Scotia to destroy the French settlement 
and make room for a Colony of North Brittans if her Majesty shall 
so please which will be much more than anything in Scotland." 

Bridger complains Mar. 9, 1707/8 that Plaisted is doing great 
damage in destroying the timber, cutting the largest masts. Claims 
to be acting under "a Licence from Queen Mary in 1691." The 
whole country against him, Bridger, for trying to preserve her 
Majesty's Woods. 

Bridger says Mar. 13, 1707, "The Country people or planters are 
entered so far into the making their own woolens that not one in 
40 but wares his own Carding, Spinning etc." 

Proclamation for an Embargo, by Gov. Dudley 22, April 1707. 
Expedition against the French Dec. 15, Proclamation ''to Prevent 
the Destruction of Her Majesties Woods." 

The latter Proclamation not regarded, as no law of the country 
to enforce it. 

In a Memorial to the Queen Oct. 20, 1 708. It is said " Its noth- 
ing Short of Twenty years That your Majesties good Subjects of 
this Province have been wasting under the Calamitys of a Destres- 
sing and Expensive War taking the Commencement thereof from 
the Rebellion and Eruption of the Eastern Indians in the year 
1688. Advise employing the Mohawks and Western Indians 
against the Eastern Indians. We humbly Conceive, with Submis- 
sion that the most probable of doing Execution upon them and 
Reducing them is by men of their own Colour way and manner of 
Living." 

Mahuman Huisdell and Joseph Clesson testified at London May 
5, 1 71 2. That while they were prisoners in Canada, the Indians 
carried on a trade with Albany merchants and on their return were 
in the habit of attacking the English settlements in the east. Vol. 
.4 B. T. T. 45. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 107 



"Books of Subscription were opened" at the New England Cof- 
fee House behind the Royal Exchange (London "June 26, 1712)," 
for setting up Iron and Steel Works in New England and Copper 
Works in the Province of Connecticut. B. T. 14, T. 46. 

Letter of John Caswell, of Lond. merchant, to Lords comm. etc. 
New England draws so great quantities of all kinds of Manufac- 
tures from hence and have so little returns to make, notwithstand- 
ing their fishery (which all centers here) That the Merchants there 
are greatly indebted to the Merchants here, wch visibly Appears 
from the rate of the present Exch^. wch fro one hundred & 
Sixty pounds New England money for one hundred pounds sterling 
not long since, is now risen to Two hundred & twenty pounds that 
Country money for one of Ours. The consequence of wch must 
in a little tyme bee the utter ruin of the Trade between Old Eng- 
land and New unless there can be found out something for returns 
to answer the large Quantities of our Manufactures annually wanted 
from us. I 7 18/19, Jan. 13, reed. Vol. 15, W. 39. 

Elisha Cook had asserted the right of the inhabitants of Maine 
to their woods and had opposed B ridge r, who was supported by 
Gov. Shute. Cook was chosen speaker of the Assembly, and, on 
May 28, 1720, the Gov. made a speech to them. He said, "I must 
farther observe to you that the Person you have chosen has Invaded 
the King my Master s rights in the Woods of the Province of Main 
tho' confirmed to His Majesty by an act of the British Parliament." 
He demanded that they should choose some ofher person, which 
they refused to do, and the Assembly was dissolved after sitting- 
five days. Shute was sustained by the Lords. Commissioners for 
upholding the Prerogative. 

To be Continued. 



108 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

NEW MARBLEHEAD, NOW WINDHAM, ME. 
ECCLESIASTICAL MATTERS. 



REV. GEORGE M. BODGE, LEOMINSTER, MASS. 




T will be understood that the death of their beloved pastor, 
Mr. Wight, was a terrible blow to the people of the strug- 
gling plantation. All these new towns were greatly de- 
pendent upon the ministers, who were endowed, according to the 
thought and custom of the times, with unquestioned authority. He 
came to the new township in the pride and vigour of his manhood, 
at the age of forty-four, and was greatly beloved and trusted by the 
people with whom he remained in all their dangers, and shared all 
their hardships during the Indian war; while they were all shut up 
together in the old Block house. 

They probably moved into the block-house gradually, the 
most distant families in the Fall of 1 744, and all upon the opening 
of hostilities in the early summer of 1745. They continued for 
some time to worship in the meeting-house, with armed sentinels 
stationed about it, and others watching from the walls of the block- 
house. The meeting-house was an ill-lighted, rough-boarded, un- 
adorned and unpainted structure, both inside and outside. There 
were no means of heating or lighting, except that small windows 
were set, one in each end and side. The floors were of rough 
material and though "double boarded with suitable sleepers," ac- 
cording to the vote of i 740, by the proprietors, was doubtless crude 
and primitive to the last degree. At first each one had to supply 
his own bench or pew; the locality of each being assigned by the 
Church authorities. In this house, and under such forbidding con- 
ditions, two long services were held, each Sabbath, Summer and 
Winter, from the settlement of the plantation until the Winter of 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 109 

1745-6, when the building was pulled down by the inhabitants, and 
the material used to strengthen the block-house, where all were 
then gathered. The Sabbath services were then held within the 
block-house during the continuance of Indian hostilities, and even 
long after the people had permanently removed to their own homes. 
Active hostilities ceased from 1751 to 1754 and for that time most 
of the people returned to their farms and new life and energy 
pervaded the new settlement. There seems to have been no 
trouble during Mr. Wight's pastorate, in the matters of the Church, 
and all the people seem to have lived in harmony with him and 
each other. Some twenty families were living there together 
crowded into the fort-building, and fifty or more children w^ere born 
there in the time between 1744 and 1751. 

It was a period critical in the extreme to the new plantation, and 
full of hardship from every point of view. The actual suffering 
from the poverty and the lack of proper conveniences for the 
family life, so prized by them ; the lack of school privileges, and 
the harmonizing presence and authority of their pastor after his 
death ; the demoralizing effect of so many families being crowded in- 
to the close and unhealthy rooms, constructed within the block-house; 
the dread of the lurking foe; the enforced idleness for most, through 
the greater part of the time: all those conditions make it seem 
wonderful to us that all did not desert the settlement in despair of 
its future. But on the other hand, we are to remember that there 
were brave men and noble women there, who were committed to 
this enterprise, and who were not easily discouraged by any such 
hardships as might come in the way of poverty, danger and per- 
sonal sacrifice. They were " God-fearing" men and women, who 
had the accounts of the Ancient Hebrews by heart, and to whom 
the perils and persistent faith of Pilgrim and Puritan were fresh in 
mind. As they believed that God had been with these and led 
them through dangers and trials, so now they trusted that he was 



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leading and would lead them. There is very little of personal his- 
tory or tradition of those years in the old Fort. But from the 
Proprietor's and Church Records as well as from private documents, 
we have reliable accounts of the two leading men of the plantation 
and their wives. Thomas Chute and Mary (Curtis) Chute, his wife, 
and Abraham Anderson, whose second wife Ann, was the daughter 
of Timothy Collins of Philadelphia and widow of Edward Clout- 
man of Gorham, who was taken by the Indians in 1746 and died in 
captivity. All these were strong and true men and women, and 
doubtless of great influence in the new community and it is likely 
that many of the others were of a similar quality. Most of the 
inhabitants were readily conformable to the Orthodox rules of wor- 
ship and life, though there was a large and increasing element of 
dissent in nearly all these new communities. Mutual dangers and 
hardships tended to their harmony in the period of the Indian 
troubles. From the petitions in preceding chapters, and various 
references here and there, we learn something of the sufferings of 
the settlers in these years. And we see that they reckoned as 
among their hard-ships, the lack of a minister and the privileges of 
worship. In all their attempts to obtain relief from the proprietors, 
or the General Court, this was one of their main complaints; and 
the petition of Dec. 1758 declares that they had no regular preach- 
ing for five years past, except for one winter, they had employed a 
minister without the aid of the proprietors, which was hard for 
them, "being but twenty-eight in number." The number mentioned 
would indicate that the time of the employment was after 1756 and 
the petition of 1757 says that for four years past they had had no 
minister. The Baptisms recorded by Mr. Chute in 1755/6 show 
that "Mr. Smith" officiated, and this was probably Rev. Thomas, 
of Falmouth as, I think, it was not allowable for an unordained 
preacher to baptize. I judge therefore, from all I can learn that 
they had occasional preaching, during the years between 1753 and 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. Ill 

1758. I think it was probably in the winter of 1758/9 that Mr. 
Peter Thacher Smith, son of Rev. Thomas, preached there for several 
months. I think that he had preached there sometimes, before 
that. A letter quoted from by Wm. Willis in his revised edition 
of Parson Smith's Journal, indicates that his son preached his "first 
sermon there." The following letter shows that the people strongly 
wished him to become their minister. 

LETTER TO MR. PETER THACHER SMITH. 

New Marblehead, January 7, 1760. 
To Mr, Peter Thacher Smith. 

Sir, about three months past at y^ request of 
our People I roat you to desire the favour of you to preach with us six months but 
understand to our very great sorrow that it miscarried and never came to your 
hand, and our peoples love to you is such that they are resolved God willing, that 
they will have no other minister settled amongst us Except you give them a positive 
denial and therefore have desired me to write you this letter and beg the favour 
of you to come down forthwith, if you are not Ingaged, and if you are beg the 
favour of you to make no farther Ingagement if you anyway incline to preach with 
us and therefore beg you will favour us with your presence or your answer as soon 
as posable and you will oblieg your humble Servant and in behalf at the Request of 
my neighbors. Thos. Chute. 

To Ye Reverend Thos. Smith, Sir, 

I know not how or where to direct for your son Therefore beg you will be so 

good as to direct and send it by sum good hand that may be likely to deliver it to 
him and you will oblig your Servant Thos. Chute. 

The above letter was directed in Parson Tho^. Smith's hand. 

"To Mr. Peter Thacher Smith 
at Harvard College 
in Cambridge." 

1 think the letter quoted by Mr. Willis, was not forwarded to 
Mr. Smith by his father, and was found among " Parson" Smith's 
papers after his death. But this earnest letter of Deacon Chute 
was only preliminary to the prolonged negotiations. First the 



112 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



Church had to ask the advice of the inhabitants not belonging to 
the Church. These concurring, it was found that without the con- 
currence and assistance of the proprietors, the settlement of the 
minister of their choice would be impossible. In their extremity 
they turned again to the General Court with a petition, which was 
presented as heretofore given, on December 28, 1758. They ask 
for the non-resident proprietors to be compelled to assist in settling 
a minister and building another meeting-house, by a sufficient tax 
laid upon their land. This occasions an answer from the proprie- 
tors, but finally ends in very liberal concessions from them looking 
to the incorporation of the plantation as a town. The following 
votes of interested parties will show the course of events in the 
callino- and settlins^ of the second minister. 

New Marblehead, April y*^ 12, 1762. 
We the Subscribers, Inhabitants of the Village called New Marblehead being 
much affected with the Providence of God appearing and working to the ministry 
of the Gospel among us in spiriting the worthy and for the encouraging and effect- 
ing the settlement thereof and in their fixing upon and recommending to us Mr. 
Peter Thatcher Smith, the very person we have been most desirous of ourselves, 
and whom we had made choice of, to be our minister. We do now hereby Declare 
our Thankfulness to God to the Proprietors and Renewe'dly make choice of him, 
the said Mr. Peter Thacher Smith to be the pastor or minister of this Church 
and Congregation and we promise to concur with the Brethren of the Church in 
voting for the said Mr. Peter Thacher Smith when they according to Law and 
Orders shall invite us so to do as witness our hands. 

llu: Inhabitants. 

Wm. Mayberry, Eleazer Chase, 

Tho^ Mayberry, Samuel Webb, 

Tho^ Scott, John Manchester, 

John Bodge, Zerubbabel Hunnewell, 

Hugh Crague, Eli Webb, 

W"^. Knights, Jr., Wm. Stinchfield, 

Stephen Manchester, William Knight, 

Caleb Graffam, Joseph Stanhope, 

John Mayberry, Timothy Collins Cloutman. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 113 

The Members of the Church. 

Tho^ Chute, Micah Walker, 

Abraham Anderson, Nathaniel (Evans?) 

Curtis Chute, Joseph Starling, 

John Farrow, Ephraim Winship. 

New Marblehead, May 5th, 1762. 
The Church and other Inhabitants being duly warned to assemble and meet at 
the Fort in said New Marblehead, and when met voted on the following Articles. 

1. Voted Deacon Thomas Chute being present be Clerk of said meeting. 

2. Voted Caleb Graff am be Moderator of said meeting. 

3. Voted by the unanimous and former vote of the Church together with the 
unanimous votes of the Majority of the Inhabitants Concurred and agreed with 
the Church and Voted Vizt. That Mr. Peter Thacher Smith should be their 
Minister or pastor to dispense the word of God to them. Adjourned to seven 
days. Thos. Chute, Clerk. 

At the adjourned meeting seven days later, the Committee, ap- 
pointed to confer with Mr. Smith, reported that he had accepted 
the call, and his letter of acceptance was then submitted. 

At this adjourned meeting the Inhabitants and Church voted to 
join with Mr. Smith in sending for " Learned Orthodox Ministers 
and other Assistance to ordain the said Mr. Peter Thacher Smith." 

The Plantation of New Marblehead was incorporated as the 
Town of Windham, by an act of the General Court, June 12, 1762. 
On the same day the people met at the Fort, and elected Officers. 
Moderator of the meeting Abraham Anderson. Thomas Chute, 
Town Clerk. Caleb Graffam Lieut. Thos. Mayberry and Mr. John 
Farrow Select men. 

Abraham Anderson, Town Treasurer. William Elder, Consta- 
ble. Simon Noyes, " Sealer of Weights and Measures." 

Caleb Graffam and Joseph Sterling, Church Wardens, and "Tid- 
ing-men." 

Other offices were P>nce-viewer, Field-driver, Hog Reeve, Surveyor 
of Lumber, Surveyor of Highways. Sixteen men were chosen to 



114 Maine Historical and Genealos^ical Recorder. 



fill all these offices at this first Town-meeting." The first meeting 
for business, was held on August 14, 1762. They then voted 
Twenty-five pounds towards the support of Mr. Peter Thacher 
Smith. Voted also that Caleb Graffam, John Farrow, and Joseph 
Sterling, be a Committee to "repair the Fort and put 5 windows in 
the same for the publick Service." "Voted that John Farrow, 
Caleb Graffam, Thomas Mayberry Zerubabel Hunnewell and Abra- 
ham Anderson is a committee appointed to Procure and provide 
necessary Provisions for the Ordination of Mr. Peter Thacher 
Smith." The meeting was adjourned to the 21st of September, on 
which day the Town voted, that the Inhabitants do concur, and 
accept the Churches Choice of Mr. Peter Thacher Smith as the 
minister <^i the Town of Windham, and that Abraham Anderson, 
Caleb Graffam, Thos. Mayberry, John Farrow, John Bodge, Wil- 
liam Elder, Ephaiam Windship, or the greater part of them, be a 
Committee fully authorized in the name of the Town to Contract 
with the said Mr. Smith touching his Settlement and Support &c. 

All preliminaries being arranged and difficulties satisfactorily 
adjusted, this Committee by a majority of its members met the 
Proprietor's committee and Mr. Smith and executed the following- 
Contract. 

AGREEMENT WITH MR. PETER THACHER SMITH. 

This Indenture Tripartite, made the twenty-first day of September Anno 
Domini one Thousand Seven hundred and sixty-two, and in the second year of the 
Reign of King George the Third, betwixt Peter Thacher Smith of Windham in the 
County of Cumberland, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, 
Gentleman of the first part. The Inhabitants of the said Town of Windham, by 
Abraham Anderson, Caleb Graffam, William Elder, John Farrow, John Bodge, 
Thos. Mayberry and Ephriam Windship, Agents for the said Town fully Author- 
ized in this behalf of the second, and the proprietors of the Common Lands of 
said Town by Nathan Bowen, Jeremiah Lee and John White (Wight), their Agents 
in this Behalf on the third Part. Witnesseth, 

The following is very much abbreviated. 



Maine Historical and Genealoo^ical Recorde?^. 116 



That the said Peter shall, from the date hereof engage in the Office of a Minis- 
ter, to dispense the word of God to the said Inhabitants, receive Ordination and 
Continue in that Service there, and faithfully and to the best of his skill and 
Power discherge the Several Duties of that Office to the Church and Inhabitants 
of the Town for not less than Twenty years next coming, his Life and Health be- 
ing so long continued. And the said Peter doth hereby Acknowledge that he hath 
this day received Eighty.three pounds Lawfull Money of said Province, Vizt. of 
the said Proprietors which sum together with Ninety-six Acres of the hundred Acre 
Lott Number Forty-four, in full satisfaction for the Settlement of the said Peter 
in the work of the Ministry there, and the said Peter doth hereby further acknowl- 
edge that the annual Payments of Eighty Pounds hereinafter secured to 
be paid him yearly, is to his Satisfaction for his annual Salary and Support. 

The said Inhabitants on their part Agree to pay Eighty Pounds Lawfull Money 
of the Province, yearly and every year, from the date hereof, and to be continued 
so long as he shall continue in the ministry at said Windham, as his yearly Salary 
for his support and Maintenance. And the Proprietors, on their part, to assist 
the Inhabitants in Settling, and Supporting the said Minister, Do grant the sum of 
Eighty-three pounds already paid to the said Peter. And said Proprietors further 
agree that they will by the Order of the said Inhabitants pay to the said Peter, as 
as part of the Eighty Pounds Annual Salary in manner following. Vizt. for the 
year 1762 ending September 21st next, Fifty-three pounds six shillings and eight 
pence. In the year 1763 the like sum. In the year 1764 Twenty-five pounds, six 
shillings, eight pence. In the year 1765, a like sum, which several payments to- 
gether with the Lands hereby granted. They apprehend will be a proper 
Encouragement and Assistance for Settling and Supporting the said Minister. 

And they further, grant and Convey to the said Peter and to his heirs and 
assigns forever. All the forementioned hundred Acre Lott Number forty-four in 
said Windham formerly drawn for the School and by (vote of the proprietors) and 
the Order of the General Court to be applyed to the Minister Saving What is 
reserved thereout for Publick Town use to be laid out in the Most Convenient and 
Suitable Manner to answer the use proposed. To have and to hold the same 
(reserving as aforesaid) to him the said Peter Thacher Smith and to his heirs and 
Assigns as an Estate of Inheritance forever. 

In witness whereof the Parties have hereunto Interchangeably set their hand, 
and Seals the day first above Written. 

Signed, Sealed and Delivered 

in Presence of us 

Hugh Crague, Peter Thacher Smith [seal.] 

Timothy Collins Cloutman. Abraham Anderson, " 

Caleb Graffam, " 

John Farrow, " 

Thos. Mayberry, " 

Nathan Bowen, " 

Jeremiah Lee, " 

John Wight, " 

To be Continued. 



116 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



NOTES, QUERIES, ETC. 



New London Countv Histoiucal 
Society, Conn. — We have received Vol. i, 
part I of a series of Records and papers to be 
published by tliis Society from time to time; 
l)!-inging before the public the papers read at its 
meetings and the records and documents in its 
])ossession. These papers will be of uniform 
size so they may be bound, indexed and placed 
on file for ready reference in any library which 
may be so fortunate as to possess them. 

Hon. Charles A. Williams of New London is 
bTesident of the Society; and Thomas S. Collier, 
Sec. 

Jonathan PKKR^■ oi' Topsham. Maine, 
AND HIS Descendants, is the title of a neat 
pamphlet we have received through the kind- 
ne.ss of the compiler, Mr. Arthur L. Perry 
of Gardiner, Me. 

Walker, Nash, IJolton, Snow- — I desire 
information regarding the ancestors of William 
\Yalker, who was born about 1695, probably in 
Newington, N. LL, and settled in Kittery, Me. 
He married Deborah Berry, Jan. 16; 1723-4. 

Also regarding Elijah Nash, who was born 
about 1750, proba.bly in Gray, Me., and settled 
iji Raymond, Me. 

Also Thomas Bolton, one of the early settlers 
of W^indham, Me., who probably came from 
Marblehead, Mass. 

Also John Snow of Kittery, Me., who mar- 
ried Mary Frink, Sept. 30, 1725. 

R. H. Walker, 

335 Broadway, New York. 

" Angel Gabriel " — Who were the j)assen- 
gers in the "Angel Gabriel" which came from 
Kngland to Pemaquid, Me., in 1635? 



Who was master.^ Any particulars concern- 
hig this ship or her crew will be gladly received 
by S. M. Watson, 

Woodfords, Me. 

Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850 
I St Series. Births, Marriages and Deaths. A 
Family Register of the People. By James N. 
Arnold, Editor of the Narragansett Historical 
Register. 

This is a work of 4 quarto Vols, in 3, and i-*^ 
to be continued. The Record of each county is 
arranged by itself, and thoroughly indexed, with 
every family name placed in alphabetical order. 

The number of names, and amount of 
material here collected concerning the people, 
early and late of Rhode Island, is certainly 
wonderful. The books speak for themselves 
and their editor in the amount of labor and 
research, devoted to their compilaton. 

These books are of about 500 pages each, 
bound in black cloth with gilt title; clear good 
type, excellent paper, and are in every way a 
credit to Mr. Arnold who may well be proud of 
this great work. 

Those wishing these books can address, 
James N. Arnold, 

Providence, R. I. 

Scammon Family in Maine — We have 
received a pamphlet of 21 pp. "material for a 
Genealogy of the Scammon P'amily of Maine." 
I'his is well arranged and contains much infor- 
mation which may be easily carried forward to 
a more fully detailed work so m.any are in quest 
of. Address, B. N. Goodale Esq., Saco, Me. 



INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL CLUB. 



For mutual aid to those interested in genealogy. No expense to join the club ; simply send your 

address to S. M. Watson, 98 Exchange vSt., Portland, Me., with the names on which you wish, and 

can impart information, when they will be added to the list and published in the next number of 

the Mame Historical and Genealogical Rccordei-, Portland Me. All members expect to answer any 

queries addressed to them on the names they advertise, when they can do so conveniently. 

Andrews, H. F., Audobon, Iowa. — Would like the dates of births and deaths of Robert Andrews 
probably of Ipswich, Mass., and his descendants down to the Revolution. Will exchange in- 
formation on families, Andrews, Hamblen, Stearns, Kimball, Fickett. 

Arnold, J. N., 30 Eddy Street, Providence, R. I. — Wishes to learn the history of any family who 
has emigx'ated from Rhode Island, from the time of leaving the State. 

Avery, Elroy M., 657 Woodland Hills Ave., Cleveland, O. — Hedges, Avery, Putnam, Rood. 

Avery, Walter T., 165 Front Street, New York, N. Y.— Descendants of Dr. William Avery, of 
Dedham, Mass., 1650. 

Babcock, L. C„ Forest City House, Cleveland, O. — Parsons, Cook, Gaylord, Holmes, Moore, 
Babcock. 

Baxter, Rupert H., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me. — Baxter, Taylor and Cone. 

Berry, C. Fred 484 Congress street, Portland, Me. — Berry. 

Bodge, Rev. Geo. M., Leominster, Mass. — Will exchange information on families. Bodge, Plum- 
mer, Harmon, Chute, and early families of Windham, Me. 

Blake, Miss I. A., P. O. Lock Box "^-j. New Brunswick, N. J. — Brett, of Me. Hollis, of Mass. Can 
furnish some information of Phillip King's descendants who came to Mass. before 1680. 

Bradford, I. G., London, Eng. 157 Dalston Lane, N. E. — Bradford. — I have searched Church and 
College registers, monumental inscriptions etc. in Middlesex, .Surrey, Essex and other 
counties. 

Bradford, C, Indianapolis, Ind. — Bradford. 

Bradford, Horace Standish, 61 Broadway, N. Y. — Bradford. 

Bradley, Leonard A., P. O. Box 698, New Haven, Conn., wants infonuation as to George Bradlee 
who was in Tolland, Conn., as early as 17 16, and left descendants. Where did he residy 
before going to Tolland, and with what other early Bradley family was he connected ? Can 
give information of Bradleys of New Haven, Hartford, and Fairfield, Conn. Is any one 
investigating the history of the Haverhill and Maine Bradleys ? 

Chute, William E., Wales, St. Clair County, Mich. — Chute, Foster, Morse, Marshall, Hicks, Ran- 
dall, Barnes, Dodge, Woodworth, Potter. 

Conant, Fred Odell, Portland, Me. — Conant, Odell, Davis, Drinkwater. 

Cone, W. W., Topeka, Kansas, desires information regarding ancestry of one Thomas Cone who 
m. Lois or Louisa Watson in 1799. She was b. in Wiliiamstown, Mass., Sept. 18, 1783, and 
d. in Charlotte, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1854. When was he b. and when did he d. and what was the 
name of his father.'* Will exchange information on the Cone family. 

Corson, Julia H., 21 Ray street, Manchester, N. H. — Corson. 

Cregar, William F., 2215 Venango street, Philadelphia, Penn. — Bacon family. 

Daish, J. B., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. — James Daish (in Canada), Boughton. 
and Wingert. 

Darling, C. W., Utica, N. Y. — Harlakenden. Pierpont, Noyes, Chauncey, Dana, Ely and Darling. 

Derby, Samuel C, 93, E. 15th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. — Derby, Knowlton, Harlow. 

Deering, Henry, Deering, Me., U. S. A. — Deering, Illsley, Milk, Dunn, Bray, Parkers, of Andover. 
Fernald, Sherburne, Langdon, Grindall, Scollay, Swan, Moody, Greenleaf, Browns of New 
bury, Jacksons of Florida, Miller or Muller and Valentines of Jamaica. In England. 
Holwell, Heywood, Wrangham of St. Helena, Reeves, Nevilles of Furness Co., Kilday, Bodley. 

Dow, Edgar R., 1842 Champa St., Denver Col. — Dow and Lufkin. 

Drummond, Josiali H., I'ortland, Ma. — Descendants of Alexander Drummond ; The Blackwells of 
Sandwich ; The Haydens of Braintree. 

Dudley, Dean, Wakefield, Mass. — Dudley. 

Elliott, Rev. John E., Bridgewater, Conn. — Can give information of Elliott of all lines, and wish 
the same concerning this name in Maine. 

Emery, Rev. Rufus, 244 Grand street, Newbury, N. Y. — Emery. 

Fairfield, Oliver Jay, D. 4. Cambridge, Mass.— Fairfield. 



Fernow, B., Kingston, N. Y.— Can exchange information on old Dutch families of N. Y., especially 
those of Albany, (Fort Orange) and Ulster Co. Wiltwyck, Esapus, Kingstan. 

Garland, J. G., Biddeford, Me., Garland — and want information of early families of Biddeford, Me. 

Getchell, Miss Emily A., Newburyport, Mass. — Will exchange information on the name of Gatchel, 
Getchell or Gitchell, Witham, Pillsbury and Allen. 

Gibson, James, Salem, N. Y. — Brown, Gibson, Gerrish, Townsend, Woodworth. 

Goodale, Benj. N., Saco, Me. — Scammon, Page, Hodge and Cook. 

Guild, Mrs. Mary S. P., 52 Johnson street, Lynn, Mass. — Styles, Stiles. 

Hallen, Rev. A. W. P., Parsonage, Alloa, Scotland. — Van Halen, Flemish. Hallen, Holland of 
Flemish descent. I shall be pleased to search the Scotch Parish Registers for any names 
which members of the club may suggest. Small fees are charged by the clerks in Register 
Houses here. 

Hayes, Dr. Fred H., 372 Central ave., Dover, N. H. — Hayes family. 

Hoag, Chas. A., Lockport, N. Y. — Hoag family. 

Holmes, Geo. F., 188 Middle street, Portland, Me. — Holmes, Thatcher and Fuller. 

Hooker, Capt. Edward, U. S. N., 47 Green Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. — Hooker, Prescott, Barrett, 
Minot, Dagget, Griswoll, Lewis. 

Hopkins, Tho. S., 736 Eighth street, N. W. Washington, D. C. — I have arranged with the Com- 
missioners of Pensions to furnish genealogical data from the Revolutionary pension records 
to members of the Club. The work will be done by a Pension Office Clerk, and the only 
cost will be his remuneration and whatever I may have to spend for postage. I will cheer- 
fully furnish estimates when requested, and attend to all the details. Prompt replies must 
not be expected, as the Pension Office moves slowly in such matters. 

Hultin, Ida C, Des Moines, Iowa, wants information of Perkins Gaman, said to have been born in 
Portland, Me., son of and Susan (Perkins) Gaman. 

Johnson, F. C, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. — Johnson, and anything pertaining to history of Wyoming Valley. 

King, D. L., Akron, O.— King, Hollay. 

King, M. F., Portland, Me.— King, Shaw. 

King, Rufus, box 312, Yonkers, Westchester County, N. Y. — King, Odell. 

Leavitt, Emily W., 47 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, Mass. — Can exchange information on the Blair 
family. 

Lewis, A. F., Fryeburg, Me. — Lewis, Coolbroth. 

Locke, Ira S., 180 Middle street, Portland, Me. — Locke, Clark, Clarke, Patterson. 

Lowell, W. L., 131 Devonshire st., Boston, Mass. — Lowell, Allen, Wheeler, Russell, Greenleaf. 

Libby, C. Thornton, 98 Exchange St., Portland, Me. — All Scarborough, Me., families, and the Libby 
family everywhere. 

Lunt, J. R., 546 Congress street, Portland, Me. — Descendants of the 2d (Ensign) Henry Lunt of 
Newbury ; Cammett, Cammitt, Camit. 

Makechine, Ernst. W., Somerville, Mass. — Mann, Fales, Daniels, Ruggles, Benson, Johnson, Baxter, 
Taft, George, Gove, Prescott, Blake, Hale, Williams, Bement, Lewis, North, Watson, Mc- 
Kechnie. 

Meserve, Dr. A. K. P., 109 Emery street, Portland, Me. — Meserve, Anderson, Stone, Small; also 
the following families who settled in Pearsontown, now Standish, viz. Bean, Butler, 
Butterfield, Chase, Cookson, Cram, Crocker, Davis, Deane, Dennett, Dow, Dorsett, Freeman, 
Hall, Hasty, Harmon, Hinckley, Llowe, Higgins, Jones, Linnell, Lowell, Marrett, Marrau, 
Moody, Moulton, Mitchell, Mussey, Paine, Philbrick, Pierce, Rich, Richardson, Rowe, 
Sanborn, Spring, Shaw, Stuart or Stewart, Thomes, Thorn, Thompson, Tucker, Weeks, 
West, Whitney, Wood and York. 

Miller, Frank B., Gushing, Me. — Decendants of Frank Miller, who came from Germany to Waldo- 
boro. Me., and was among the first settlers of that place in 1753. 
Milliken, J. A., Cherryfield, Me. — Milliken. 

Moore, Wm. E. Manchester, N. H. — Moore, Miller, Stevenson. 

Moulton, A. F., 188 Middle street, Portland, Me. — Moulton, Fabyan, Stone, Carter. 

Munsell, Frank, 81 State street, Albany, N. Y. — Munsell. 

Noyes, Edward D., 33 Exchange street, Portland, Me. — Noyes. 

Pratt, Mrs. A. C, 63 Washington ave., Chelsea, Mass. — Weston, Piper, Wellington, Lambert. 

Pulsifer, Mrs. Harriet, Auburn, Me. — Pulsifer, Dunn, Barnes, Rust, and decendants of Jasiel and 
Anna (Crosman) Smith of Taunton, Mass., and Turner and Bridgton, Me. 

Pulsifer, R. H., Waterville, Me. — Pulsifer, Dunn, Dunbar, Fobes, Rust, Barnes. 

Randall, Frank E., 7 Nashua street, New York City. — Randall. 



Rich, Caroline W. D., Auburn, Me. — Rich, Leavitt, Bonney, Stockbridge. 

Sawyer, Edw. W., 6, Jefts St., Melrose, Mass., desires information concerning descendants of Isaac 

John and Jacob Sawyer who went from Gloucester, Mass., to Falmouth, Me., 1725. 
Sherwood, Geo. F. Tudor, Petersham House, Walham Green, London, S. W. England. — Has 

extensive collections relating to Sherwood family, also families of Co. Berks, England. 
Smith, George Plumer, 231 South Sixth street, Philadelphia, Penn. — Plummer, Plumer. 
Smith, H. D., Norway, Me. — Hezediah Smith of Beverly, and descendants. 
Strout, E. S., 99 Chauncey street, Boston, Mass. — Strout. 

Any commission however small will receive careful attention. 
Tenney, Miss I. A., No. Loominster. — Tenney. 

Tenny, Miss M. J., box 123, Haverhill, Mass. — White, Cutler, Tenny. 
Thurston, Brown, 97 1-2 Exchange St., Portland, Me. — Thurston,i Chapman. 
Thwing. Dr. E. P., 156 St. Marks Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. — Would like information of immediate 

ancestors of Benj. Thwing who came to Boston from Eng., Apr. 1635, in ships "Susan and 

Ellen." 
Topliff, G. F., 48 Congress St.. Boston, Mass., Topliff. 
Washburn, Dexter C, Lewiston, Me. — Washburn, Prince. 
Watson, Dr. Irving A., Concord, N. H. — Watson. 
Watson, S. M., Portland Me. — Watson, Andrews, Milliken. 
White, Myra L., Lake View, N. H. — White, Hodsdon, Came, Fletcher, Chamberlain, Stewart, 

Bradley, Gowen or Going. 
Woodward, Frank E., Maiden, Mass. — Woodward, Woodworth. 



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Valuable Historical Sketches remain over for want of space ^ but 
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CONTENTS OF THIS NUMBER. 



Governor Paris, 
Kittery Proprietors, 
Biddeford Church Records, 
John Alden 
Barrows Family, 
Book of Eastern Claims, 
History of Windham, 
Early Settlers of Pittston 
Topsham Marriages, 
Inscriptions in Parsonsfield, 
Notes, Queries, Etc., 





PAGE. 


Willis. 


117 


Fogg, 


122 


Meserve. 


130 


Hay den. 


132 


Robinson. 


134 


Moore. . 


146 


Bodge. 


156 


Flitner. 


165 


Merrill. 


169 


Watson, 


174 


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176 



aim Jistorital ait!£r #tmal0g;kal ^jerarkr. 



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of historical interest pertaining to our own State, and whatever of family history may be gathered 
from different sources that interest the sons and daughters of Maine, wherever located. 

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Gov. Albion K. Parris. 



Sij^toridkl k^d Greneklo^idkl 

RECORDER. 

Vol. VII. July, 1893. No. 3. 

ALBION KEITH PARRIS. 



BY WILLIAM WILLIS. 




OVERNOR PARRIS was born at Hebron, Maine, Jan 
19, 1788, the only child of Samuel and Sarah (Pratt) Par- 
ris, of Middleborough, Mass. He descended from Thomas 
Parris of London, who had four sons living in that city in 1660, 
viz., John, Thomas, Samuel and Martin. John was a minister of 
the Reformed Church at Ugborough, near Plymouth, England. 
Samuel was the unfortunate minister of Salem village in New 
England, in whose family the witchcraft tragedy commenced. 
Thomas, son of John, the minister, sailed from Topsham in 
Devonshire, for New England, June 28, 1683. He went first to 
Long Island, N. Y., where he married, and afterward moved to 
Boston, and there losing his wife, he moved to Pembroke, Mass., 
and married a Miss Rogers, by whom he had four sons and three 
daughters. He died in 1752. His son Thomas, born May 8, 1701, 
married Hannah Gannett of Scituate, by whom he had four sons, 
and died Sept. 7, 1786. Benjamin, one of these sons, born August 
27, 1 731, married Millicent Keith, of Easton, Mass., July 4, 1753, 
and had five sons and three daughters. He lived in Pembroke, 
Mass., and was much employed as an instructor of youth; he died 



118 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



Nov. 1 8, 1815. Samuel, the eldest son of Benjamin, was born 
August 31, 1755; he entered the army in 1775, and performed 
much service as an officer both on land and sea. On the close of 
the war, he married Sarah Pratt, and had one child only, the 
subject of this sketch, who was it appears, in the seventh degree of 
descent from Thomas, of London, through John, Thomas, Thomas, 
Benjamin, and Samuel, his father. Samuel had a brother Martin, 
a graduate of Brown University in 1790, who settled in the minis- 
try at Marshfield, and died in 1839. After the Revolutionary War 
Samuel, the father of Albion, moved to Hebron, then an incor- 
porated plantation, and was one of the first settlers of the town. 
He held the office of Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for 
Oxford County several years; was repeatedly chosen a representative 
from Hebron; and in 181 2, he was chosen by the Federal party one 
of the Electors of President and united with other Electors of that 
State in casting the vote of Massachusetts for DeWitt Clinton. 
He died in Washington at the residence of his son, Sept., 10, 1847, 
aged ninety-two. 

Governor Parris worked on his father's farm until he was four- 
teen years old, when he began to prepare for college, and entered 
in advanced standing at Dartmouth in 1803. He graduated in 
1806, and soon after commenced the study of law with Chief Jus- 
tice Whitman, who was then in practice at New Gloucester, and 
who next winter moved to Portland. He pursued his studies with 
great diligence, and was admitted to the Cumberland Bar in Sept. 
1809. He immediately established himself in the practice of law 
at Paris in the county of Oxford ; from that period, his course was 
one of uninterrupted success. 

In 181 1, he was appointed county attorney for Oxford. In 181 3, 
he was elected to the General Court in Massachusetts from Paris. 
In 1 8 14, he was chosen a senator for the counties of Oxford and 
Somerset; and in November, 1814, he was elected to the Four- 



I 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 119 

teenth Congress of the United States, for the years 1815-16, and 
again to the Fifteenth Congress; and while holding this ofifice of 
representative to Congress, he was appointed Judge of the District 
Court of the United States for Maine, in 18 18, at the age of thirty, 
as successor to the venerable Judge Sewall,who had held the oiHce 
from the organization of the government. 

On receiving this appointment, he moved to Portland, from 
which place, the next year, 18 19, he was chosen a member of 
the convention to form a constitution for the new State, then 
seeking admission into the Union. This body was composed 
of the most able and prominent men in the state, over which Wil- 
liam King was called to preside. Judge Parris took an active part 
in its proceedings and debates, and was a member of the committee 
which drafted the constitution, Mr. Holmes being chairman. Mr. 
Parris was also appointed treasurer by the convention. 

On the adoption of the constitution, and the admission of the 
State into the Union, Mr. Parris, then holding the ofifice of District 
Judge, was appointed Judge of Probate for Cumberland County, 
under the new dynasty, succeeding the venerable Samuel Freeman, 
who had held the office sixteen years as successor to Judge Gor- 
ham. While in the enjoyment of these honorable and responsible 
trusts, public opinion designated him for the highest office in the 
State as successor to Governor King, who having been appointed 
in 1 82 1, one of the commissioners on Spanish Claims, resigned the 
office. This nomination was not unanimously accepted by the 
democrative party, some of whom preferred General Joshua Win- 
gate, and a triangular contest resulted of considerable harshness 
and asperity. Governor Parris was elected, and entered upon the 
discharge of his duties, before he had quite attained the age of 
thirty-three years, and was continued in the office by successive 
elections, five years. In his annual message in 1826, he perempto- 
rily declined another nomination. 



120 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Governor Parris administered the government with ability and 
faithfuhiess, it was a period of repose, — there were no exciting 
questions to irritate the pubHc mind. The most important subjects 
calling for attention were those relating to common property 
owned with Massachusetts, and the disputed northeastern boundery. 
The latter subject was, toward the close of his administration, be- 
coming of serious import, and had begun to create alarm as to the 
final result. 

In his annual message in 1826, Gov. Parris called the attention 
of the Legislature to the subject, as one unexpected, and for the 
discussion of which, the government needed the evidence contained 
in documents, reports of commissioners, and maps, and recom- 
mended that copies of such needed papers should be procured. 
Immediate action was taken by the Legislature, and Reuel Wil- 
liams, chairman of the committee in the Senate, made a clear and 
able report on the subject, concluding with resolves authorizing 
and requesting the Governor to procure all such maps, documents, 
publications, papers, and surveys, relating to the northeastern 
boundry of the United States, as he may deem necessary and use- 
ful for the State to possess. 

The interests of education, religious culture, and temperance 
were often and earnestly urged by Gov. Parris upon the attention 
of the Legislature, and received respectful consideration. In 1825, 
Lafayette visited the State, where his reception was most cordial, 
and where he found some of his old companions in arms to wel- 
come their illustrious ally and friend. He was warmly greeted and 
entertained by the Governor. He was the guest of the State by 
invitation of the executive, under a resolve of the Legislature ex- 
pressed in cordial and complimentary terms. Governor Parris was 
not permitted to enjoy repose from official life. The last year of 
his administration had not expired when he was elected to the 
United States Senate in place of John Holmes, whose term of 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 121 

service ended on the 3d of March, 1827. But he had scarcely be- 
come familiar with his new position, when in June, 1828, he was 
appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of our State, in 
the room of Judge Preble, who resigned the office on his appoint- 
ment as Minister to the Hague. He was not, however, destined to 
grow old upon the bench, for he had hardly ripened his judicial 
powers and opened the way to judicial fame, before he was trans- 
ferred, I cannot say to a higher sphere, — but to one of more emolu- 
ment and ease. In 1836, by the favor of Mr. Van Buren, he found 
an honorable position and a salary of three thousand dollars a year, 
as Second Comptroller of the Treasury of the United States. This 
office he held thirteen years until 1849, and discharged its duties 
with the utmost fidelity and promptness, through the administra- 
tions of Presidents Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, and Polk. On 
retiring from this station, he returned to Portland, of which city 
he was chosen mayor in 1852, declining a second nomination. 
This was the last public office he held, and for the remainder of 
his life he reposed upon his many and well-won laurels. 

This career of public duty, continued through a period of thirty- 
six years, never for an hour interrupted, is extraordinary, not to say 
unparalled in recent times, — offices, too, of the highest importance 
and responsibility. A member of Congress at the age of twenty- 
eight, Judge of the United States Court at thirty. Governor at 
thirty-three, prove him to have early acquired an unusual populari- 
ty; and with truth it may be said of him, that he faithfully and 
acceptably filled all the offices, however varied their duties, to which 
he was successively called. 

In 1 8 10, Governor Parris married Sarah, eldest daughter of the 
Rev. Levi Whitman, of Wellfleet, Mass., they had ^v^ children, 
two sons and three daughters. 

Governor Parris died suddenly on the morning of Feb. 11, 1857, 
at the age of sixty-nine, when a general and honorable sentiment 
expressing the sense of their loss, went up from all our citizens 
throughout the State, in honor of this faithful public man. 



122 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

EXTRACT FROM THE "RECORD OF THE PROPRIE- 
TORS OF THE COMMON AND UNDIVIDED LANDS 
BELONGING TO THE TOWN OF KITTERY." 



COMMUNICATED BY DR. J. S. H. FOGG. 




At a Meeting April 30, 1744 — Voted 
HAT Mess^'s. John Godsoe, Benj". Stacy & James Fogg be 
a Committee to divide said Land, And forty Rights or 
Shares in Each Division. 
Pursuant to a vote of the Props, of the Common Land belong- 
ing to the Town of Kittery At their Meeting in Kittery April 30, 

1 744,— 

We the Subscribers have made a Division of the Common Lands 
belonging to said Proprietors Lying in the Town of Kittery into 
Lotts — That is to say all we could find Clear of Claims of Particu- 
lar persons, And made Plans of the Same and the Division thereof 
and Marked on Said Plans what Claims fall within the bounds of 
the former laying out of said Commons, with the persons Names 
where their Claims is, And marked the lines run for the bounds of 
each parcell of Commons formerly according to the best Informa- 
tion we could have of the Same. We have Divided what we could 
find at the Rockey Hills in the Uper part of Said Town into 
Eleven Lotts. — And what we could find in the Middle part of Said 
Town Called Puding Hole Commons into Nineteen Lotts. — And 
what we find in the Lower Commons Near Braveboat Harbour, 
with a small Peice that remains besides the Nineteen Lotts in the 
Middle part, into two Lotts, being in all Thirty two Lotts which 
are Equally Alike in quality as the Division line on Each Plan 
given Inn Under our hands are Marked down. 

Kittery, November 26. 1744. Benj^. Stagey, 

James Fogg, 
John Godsoe. 



Maine Historical a^id Genealogical Recorder. 



123 



At a Meeting of the Proprietors of the Common and Undivided 
Lands belonging to the town of Kittery Regularly assembled 
February 1 1 , 1 744, Mr. Thomas Cutt was chosen to draw the 
Several Lotts and Numbers Prepared by the Committee Agreeable 
to the Plan of the Division of the Severall Peices of Commons in 
the town of Kittery which ware Drawn as follows, viz^ 

Mr. Joshua Downing & Son, 
Alexander Dennet, 
Edward Ayers, 
Abraham Morrell, 



Thomas Muscet, 



John Hearl, 

Bartholomew Thomson, 
Andrew Neal, 



25 
6 
6 
2 



No. I In Kockie Hill Commons. 





40 


Capt. John Leighton, 


25 


Francis Allen, 


7 


Samuel Small, 


8 




40 


Timothy Waymouth, 


6 


Thomas Greely, 


3 


John Gowen, 


10 


Nicholas Gowen, 


10 


Daniel Emery, 


10 


Joshua Remick, 


I 




40 


Christopher Addams, 


15 


Thomas Woster, 


4 


John Fernald, 


10 


James Fernald, 


8 


Black Villi's Estate, 


3 



7 No. 2 In Rockie Hill Commons. 



40 
6 

3 
12 



No. 3 In Rockie Hill Common. 



No, 4 In Rockie Hill Common. 



124 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 



James Ferguson Decs^., 
Joseph Goold, 
Samuel Shorey, 
Daniel Furbush, 


5 
3 
6 

5 




40 


John Dennet, 
Nathaniel Fernald, 
John Soper, 
John Staple, 
Richard Gowell, 
Joseph Crocket, 
Andrew Haley, 


12 

5 
4 
6 

2 

5 
6 




40 


Mr. Charles Frost, 
Capt. John Heard, 
The two Pasuages, 
Wm. Tutherly Dec^., 


10 

20 

6 

4 




40 


Mr. Joseph Curtis Deed., 
Mr. John Hoal Deced., 
Samuel Johnson Jr., 
Richard Rogers, 
Francis Pettegrew, 
John Munson, 


20 
4 
4 
6 

3 
3 




40 


Mr. Richard Cutt, 
John Dearing's Estate, 
Joseph Couch, 
Roger Dearing Jun''., 


25 
5 
5 
5 


Richard Gowell, 
Jacob Remick, 


40 

8 
6 



No. 5 In Rockie Hill Common. 



No. 6 In Rockie Hill Common. 



No. 7 In Rockie Hill Common. 



No. 8 In Rockie Hill Common. 



No. 9 In Rockie Hill Common. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 125 



John Thomson, 
Thomas Knight, 
John Spinney Dec^. 
Peter Dixon, 



6 

2 

6 

12 



No. ID In Rockie Hill Common. 





40 


Thomas Fernald's Island, 
Diamond Sargant, 
Thomas Rice Dec^., 
Samuel Spinney, 
Thomas Spinney, 


17 : 

10 
8 
3 




40 


Thomas Hanscome, 
Matthew Libbey, 
Daniel Fogg, 
Samuel Hill, 
Reynald Jenkins, 


7 
6 
6 

13 
8 




40 


Mr. Charles Frost, 


40 


Mr. Andrew Pepperrell, 
Nathaniel Thomas Esq., 
Richard Crockel, 
William Roberts Deed., 
Henry Barter, 
Aaron Feris, 
Joseph Crocket Jun""., 
Philip Capanter's Estate, 


8 

5 
4 

2 
10 

5 
4 
I 




40 


Mr. Joseph Hammond, 
Stephen Tobey, 
W™. Pepperrell Jun*"., 


25 

14 

I 



No. II In Rockie Hill Common. 



No. I In Puding Hole Common. 



No. 2 In Puding Hole Common. 



No. 3 In Puding Hole Common. 



No. 4 In Puding Hole Common. 



Joseph Weeks, 



40 
6 



126 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



Enoch Hutchins Dec^., 


6 












Benjamin Hutchins, 


4 












David Hutchins, 


3 












George Jackson, 


8 


No. 


5 In 


Puding 


Hole 


Common. 


Peter Lewis, 


6 












Peter Lewis Jun''., 


2 












Nicholas Weeks, 


3 












James Pickernell, 


2 
40 












Capt. William Fernald, 


25 












John Gear Deed., 


3 


No. 


6 In 


Puding 


Hole 


Common. 


John Woodman, 


4 












Jonathan Mendum, 


8 
40 












Paul Williams, 


I 


[-2 










Nathaniel Keen, 


7 












John Shepard, 


3 












Thomas Rice Jun""., 


2 












Henry Benson, 


2 












Daniel Jones, 


2 


No. 


7L. 


Puding 


Hole 


Common. 


Walter Denever, 


2 












Richard Bryer's Estate, 


8 












John Mogridge, 


3 












William Brier, 


2 












Elihu Gunnison Jun''., 


6 












Jonathan Dam, 


I 
40 


1-2 










Peter Staple, 


12 












John Rogers, 


12 












Richard Green, 


5 


No 


8 In 


Puding 


Hole 


Common. 


Joseph Wilson, 


I 












Lemuel Gowen, 


8 












John Gilden, 


2 













40 



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127 



Mr. John Shepleigh Dec^., 


40 ^ 


John Lydston, 


5 


Charles Nelson, 


5 


Joseph Hill, 


20 ^ 


David Libby, 


6 


William Brooks, 


2 


Moses Hanscom, 


2 




40 


Mr. Elihu Gunnison, 


10 


John Ingersol Jun*",, 


3 


Richard Endle's Estate, 


4 


Elisha Ingersoll, 


I 


John Frink, 


3 ^ 


Joseph Wilson Sen''. Dec'^., 


10 


John Fhiniks, 


4 


Enoch Hutchins Dec^., 


5 




40 


Thomas Fernald, 


4 


Christian Remick's Estate, 


10 


Richard King, 


12 ^ 


John Paul, 


5 


Daniel Paul, 


5 


James Staple, 


4 




40 


Mr. John Newmarch, 


10 


Benjamin Hammons, 


4 


Thomas Allen, 


2 


Samuel Pray Dec^., 


2 


Samuel Pray, Part of ) 
Thomas Fernald's Island, \ 


2 1-2 


Samuel Johnson, 


2 1-2 


John Wittum, 


6 


John Tidy, 


7 


John Addams, 


2 



40 No. 9 In Puding Hole Common. 



No. 10 In Puding Hole Common. 



No. 



In Puding Hole Common. 



No. 12 In Puding" Hole Common. 



No. 13 In Pudmg Hole Corner. 



128 



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William Smith, 


2 

40 




Robert Eliot Esqr., 


28 




Dominicus Jordan, 


I I 


-2 


Roger Bearing, 


2 I 


-2 No. 14 In Puding Hole Common. 


John More, 


5 




Mad™. Hook's Estate, 


3 

40 




Samuel Hill, 


7 




Alexander Ferguson, 


5 




Mr. John Frost, 


8 




Andrew Lewis, 


5 




John Ball, 


3 




Hezekiah Elwell, 


2 


No. 15 In Puding Hole Common. 


Samuel Hutchins, 


I 




Rowland Williams, 


3 




Robert Eliot Esq., 


2 




Nicholas Frost's Estate, 


4 

40 




William Pepperrell Esq., 


30 




Joseph Bearing, 


5 


No. 16 In Puding Hole Common. 


Joseph Edmund's Estate, 


2 




George Frink, 


3 




Thomas Jenkins, 


40 
2 




Samuel Winkley, 


4 




Josiah Skillin, 


3 


No. 17 In Puding Hole Common. 


John Ameredeth, 


3 




Mr. Robert Cutt, 


25 




Silvanus Tripe, 


3 

40 




Bodavah Curtis, 


12 




William Godsoe, 


7 





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129 



Charles Kelley, 
Christopher Addams Dec^., 
Nicholas Tucker, 
John Ingersoll, 
Ebenezer More, 



No. 1 8 InPiiding Hole Common. 





40 


James Chadbourne, 


14 


William Fry, 


7 


Bartholomew Frost, \ 
for his father's Estate, ) 


6 Nc 


Richard Chick, 


4 


Jonathan Nason, 


8 


William Stacy, 


I 




40 


Richard Mitchell, 


7 


Edmund Gach, 


2 1-2 


Joseph Mitchell, 


3 1-2 


Christopher Mitchell Dec^., 


5 


Robert Andrews Dec'l, 


2 1-2 


John Hincks Esq., 


2 1-2 


Joseph Billing, 


2 1-2 


James Foy, 


I 


John Ammee, 


1-2 


Christopher Mitchell, 


2 1-2 


Samuel Ford, 


I 


Clement Bearing, 


5 


Robert Mitchell, 


I 1-2 


Thomas Dearing, 


3 




40 


Nicholas Morrell, 


17 


John Morrell Sen''., 


10 


John Morrell, 


8 


John Chapman, 


2 


George Brawn, 


3 



6 No. 19 In Puding Hole Common. 



2 No. I In Braveboat Harbour Com. 



40 



130 Maine Historical and Qencalogical Recorder. 



RECORDS OF FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 

IN BIDDEFORD. 



Sept. 


31, 


Oct. 


28, 


Dec. 


I, 


(.1. 


9» 


u 


16, 


Jan. 


20, 


Feb. 


17. 


Mar. 


31, 


Apr. 


29. 


May 


12, 




20, 


June 


2, 




16, 


a 


23, 


J^iiy 


28, 


Aug. 


4, 


u 


19. 


u 


26, 


Sept. 


I, 


<; 


22, 


Oct. 


6, 


u 


13, 


Dec. 


29, 



COMMUNICA TED BY A. K. P. MESERVE M. D. 



BAPTISMS. 



Coniuiued frotii Pa^^e 89 

1770. Sarah, dau. of Benj'\ and Jemima Nason. 

Thomas and Elizabeth Shepard. 

Edmund, son of Henry and Sarah Pendexter. 

Avis, dau. of Mr. James and Mrs. Mehetable Sullivan. 
John, son of Samuel and Susanna Harris. 
Mary, dau. of Dodavah and Sarah Bickford. 
Mary, dau. of Thomas and Margaet Drinkwater. 

1 77 1. Susanna, dau. of Capt. James and Mrs. Mary Carlile. 
Hannah, dau. of Joshua and Elizabeth Haley. 
William, son of William and Miriam Wadlin. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph and Sarah Haley. 

Mary, dau. of Robert and Dorathy Gilpatrick. 
Sarah Alden, dau. of David and Elizabeth King. 
Benjamin, son of Joshua and Sarah Warren. 
Sarah, dau. of Jacob and Ann Hooper. 
Daniel, son of Lemuel and Olive Foss. 
Nathaniel, son of Benjamin and Hannah Tarbox. 
William, son of Thomas and Hepzibah Gilpatrick. 
Nathaniel Jordan, son of Samuel and Hannah Mil]. 
Dorcas, dau. of John and Shuah Tarbox. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Joshua and Martha Hill. 
Caleb, son of Shadrack and Elizabeth Wetherby. 

Elizabeth, dau. of James and Graham. 

Simon, son of Snell and Margret Winget. 
Daniel, son of Daniel and Agnes Tarbox. 

Benjamin and John, sons of John and Smith. 

Benjamin and Samuel, sons of Benj^. and Rebeckah Joy. 
Peter, son of Allason and Elizabeth Smith. 



Maine Historical aud Genealogical Recorder. 131 



Jan. 5, 1772. Betty and Mary, daus. of Josiah and Sarah Stimson. 

Betty, dau. of Benjamin and Elizabeth Hill. 
" 26, Sarah, dau. of James Plaisted and Abigail Hill. 

Abner, son of John and Rebeckah Stackpole. 
Roger, son of Thomas and Alice Fletcher. 
Feb. 16, Mary, dau. of James and Abiel Stackpole. 

" 28, William and Hannah, son and dau. of Thomas and Hannah 

Donnel. 
Apr. 5, Thomas, son of Jonathan and Charity Smith. 

" 19, Molley, dau. of Jacob and Abigail Bradbury. 

May 24, James, son of James and Mary Emery. 

Pike, son of Amos and Mary. 
June I, Andrew, son of Ezekiel and Sarah Tarbox. 

" 3, Joseph Pike and Stimson, sons, also Mercy, dau. of Andrew 

and Martha Gorden. 
Tristram, son of Caleb and Elizabeth Lock. 
Sarah, dau. of James and Sarah Staple. 
Mark Langdon, son of Jeremiah Esq. and Mrs. Mary Hill. 
Noah, son of Benjamin and Hepzibah Haley. 
Hannah, dau. of Stephen and Plannah Joy. 
Mehetable, dau. of Mr. James and Mrs. Mehetable Sullivan. 
Mary, dau. of William and Elizabeth Hill. 

To be Continued. 



July 


5' 


U 


26, 


Aug. 


9' 


a 


23, 




O'vv. 



132 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



JOHN ALDEN. 



A GENEALOGICAL SKETCH. 




OHN ALDEN, who came to Plymouth in the Mayflower 
in 1620, is supposed to have been a native of some part of 
j the island of Great Britain, although the name has proba- 
bly been more common in Germany. He was one of the signers 
of the original compact, formed and solemnly adopted in the cabin 
of the Mayflower in Cape Cod harbor on the 15th of November 
and the last male survivor of the Company. 

He was about twenty-two years of age when he arrived, a single 
man, and appears to have been an inmate of the family of Capt. 
Myles Standish. He was the stripling who first leaped upon the 
rock as mentioned by Prse. Adams in a certain communication. 

He married in 1623 Priscilla, dau. of William Mullins, or Molines, 
one of the Pilgrims who died soon after their arrival. There is an 
interesting tradition relating to this period of his life, which is 
nlicitously celebrated in Longfellow's poem, " Courtship of Myles 
Slandish." 

For a few years John Alden lived in Plymouth and then settled 
in Duxborough on a farm, which has remained in the possession of 
his decendants ever since. He built his house near Eagle Tree 
Pond, where the ruin of his well is still to be seen. He had proba- 
ly eleven children, eight of whom lived to be married; four boys 
and four girls, viz: John, Joseph, David, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Sarah, 
Ruth and Mary. Elizabeth married William Paybody of Little 
Crompton, R. L, and died May 31, 1717 aged 94, leaving a numerous 
posterity. At the time of her death, her grand daughter Bradford 
was a grand mother! 

John Alden was an assistant to all the Govs, of the Colony^ 
except Carver. For thirty six years without interruption, he was 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 133 

elected to this office and for the twenty last years of his life from 
1666 to 1686 he was Senior Assistant. 

From 1 64 1 to 1649 inclusively, he was chosen to represent the 
town of Duxborough in the general Court of the old Colony. 

He died Sept. 12, 1687, probably in his 90th year. His early 
descendants were highly esteemed, and filled many important places 
of trust, and are subjects of extensive notices, inscriptions, epitaphs, 
etc. 

Ruth, the third daughter of John Alden, married May 12, 1657 
John Bass of Braintree, now Quincy, a son of Deacon Samuel Bass. 
John & Ruth Bass had seven children. She died Oct. 12, 1674, 
age not exactly known, probably about 40. He died Sept. 12, 1716, 
aged ^2^. 

Sarah, youngest daughter of John and Ruth Bass married Jan. 7 
1692, Ephraim Thayer of Braintree and had fourteen children all 
of whom lived to marry and have families. Mrs. Thayer died Aug. 
19, I 75 1, aged 79. 

He married at the age of 84 a second wife Mrs. Mary Kingman. 
He died June 15, 1757, aged Z^, The second daughter of Ephraim 
and Ruth Thayer was twice married, ist Nathaniel Blanchard of 
Braintree and had seven children. Their second daughter Hannah 
Blanchard married Nov. 26, 1762 Clement Hayden of Braintree, 
afterward of Gray, Me. Their eldest daughter Jerusha Hayden 
married James Humphrey. J. A, Hayden, Portland, Me. 



134 Maine Historical and Gejtealogical Recorder. 

THE BARROWS FAMILY. 



BY REV. LUCIEN MOORE ROBINSON.^ 




HE name BARROW is common in England and many 
branches of the family are still resident there. At least 
twelve coats of arms are extant, some dating back nearly 
four hundred years. A writer in the London Notes and Qtterics^ 
suggests that the names Barrow, Barowe and Alborough were 
originally the same; that Barrow was derived from Alborough, and 
that the latter comes from De Burgh. Burg de Burgh was created 
peer in 1327. Reference is made to Thomas Burgh, or Borough, 
Baron 1487. 

In the Church of Wynthorpe, in Lincolnshire, Eng., near Norfolk 
is a monumental brass or bronze, in memory of Richard Barrowe, 
"sumtyme merchant of the stapyles of Calys who died 1505. In 
"Notes and Queries" Vol. VIII, p. 305, Rev. Francis Barrow, in 
speaking of Dr. Isaac Barrow, who was son of Thomas, linen draper 
to Charles I, and of an ancient Norfolk family says, "perhaps he 
descended from Richard, buried at Winthrop, who in his will, 1502, 
names three sons, Thomas, John and Richard. In 1477 a grant 
of arms was made to Thomas Barowe and his heirs. In the time 
of Richard III, 1483 — 5, Thomas Barrowe, brother of Richard, 
merchant of Calais, was made Master of Rolls. 

Henry Barrowe who was one of the early puritan martyrs 

*Most of the material for this article was taken from the manuscript notes left by the late 
Hiram Barrows of Boston. Some additions have been made from a genealogy of the family which 
the late Arad. Barrows of Philadelphia, Pa., had in preparation at the time of his death and im- 
portant information has been gleaned from the letters and notes of the late Susan F. Barrows of 
Middleboro, Mass. These persons worked for more than twenty-five years to collect the informa- 
tion contained in this article ; by chance the result of their labor has come into my possession. 

As a duty to them and the Barrows family, I publish it here for the benefit of any whom it may 
interest. L. M. Robinson. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 135 

executed with John Greenwood and others, April 6, 1593, was a 
son of a gentleman of Norfolk. 

It has been suggested, and the spelling of the names above 
quoted seems to indicate a probable relationship to the ancestor of 
the American families, that the martyr was possibly himself the 
ancestor. But Rev. H. M. Dexter D. D., is confident that he never 
married. 

The families that spell the name " Barovve" and "Barrowe " belong 
to that part of England in the vicinity of Norfolk and Suffolk 
Counties. Among the numerous families in every other part of 
England so far as ascertained, the name has uniformly been writ- 
ten " Barrow." It will be noticed that the name of the first 
emigrant to this country is recorded in the Rolls Ofhce in London 
as "Barowe" (assuming an error in copying the first syllable.) He 
was of Yarmouth, the chief seaport in Norfolk County. His resi- 
dence and his form of spelling the name indicate relationship to the 
families in that vicinity. Dr. Isaac Barrow, the eminent divine, 
born in London, 1 630, is said to have descended from a Norfolk family. 
He resigned as professor of Mathematics in Trinity College in 
favor of his illustrious pupil Sir Isaac Newton and was chosen 
Master of the College in 1672. 

Among the other English families several of the name have risen 
to honorable positions. Sir John Barrow born 176/}., was Secretary 
of the admiralty for nearly forty years, chief founder of the 
Geographical Society, author and traveller. Barrow Straits near 
the northern limits of this continent is named for him. 

We will now give a few notes relating to the earlier members of 
this family in America and follow this with a nearly complete 
o^enealoov of the first four sfenerations: 

The descendants of this John Barrowe are now found in nearly 
every State in the union, and many of them have occupied impor- 
tant positions in Church and State. Among them are Dea. Wm. 



136 Maine Histo^Hcal and Genealogical Recorder. 

Barrows, founder of Hebron Academy and his son the first 
Principal. 

Judge Wm. G. Barrows, Judge of the Supreme Court of Maine: 
Hon. Geo. B. Barrows, of Fryeburg, Me,; Prof. E. P. Barrows, late 
of Oberlin College ; the Rev. John H. Barrows, Editor of the 
Christian Register of Boston, Mass. 

(i) JOHN BARROW^ In the Rolls Ofhce, Chauncery Lane, 
London, a large volume bound in vellum contains the names of 
some of the early emigrants to this country. Under date of May 
15, 1635 Jo: Barrowe, aged 26 years, embarked in the " Plaine 
Joan" with others for Virginia — "the p'ties having bro't attestacion 
of their conformities to orders and discipline of the Church of 
England." 

. May 10, 1637 is recorded in "the examinaction of John Borowe 
of Yarmouth, Cooper, aged 28 years, and Ann, his wife, aged 40 
years — desirous to pass to Salam in New England, there to inhabit." 
They probably came in the "Mary Ann"— William Goose, Master. 

The Records of Salem, dated 14th of the 6th month" (August,) 
state that "Jno. Barows is received an inhabetant of Salem and is 
alowed five acres of land," and on the 8th of the 9th month, Jno: 
barowes is allowed ten acres, with his former five. Subsequently 
his name appears as Jno: Burroes^ and he is alowed onehalf acre 
of marsh or salt meadow land," that being the amount distributed 
to two persons. In 1644, 25th of ist month, it was ordered that 
John Barrows shall be surveyor of fences in room of Thomas 
Weeks. In the index of the Hist. Coll. Vol. IX, in addition to 
these names he is referred to as John Barrows^ We find no 
further record of his name till it appears twenty-one years later in 
the Plymouth Records. Judge Davis of that place who was un- 
doubted authority in such matters, said "that John came to the 
Cape some thirty years before he came to Plymouth." He may 
have meant Cape Ann, which would easily be made to include 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 137 

Salem. His name appears in Plymouth Records, March 6, 1665-6, 
where it is stated that John Barrow^ for refusing to give evidence 
before a magistrate in reference to the grand inquest was fined ten 
shillings. The list of names of townsmen given Feb. 15, 1668 in- 
cludes that of John Barrow^ and^a list of such as have votes in 
town meetings recorded June 16, 1668, gives the names of John 
Barow^ and Robert Barrows-. April 9, 1684, the town laid out to 
John Barrow^ at the South Meadows 10 acres of upland against 
his meadow on the northwest side of the river. 

Robert Barrow- resided in Plymouth between Burial or Fort 
Hill and the Town Brook. The description is given as follows in 
a deed of a portion of the estate from George Bonum (Jr.) to Nathl 
Jackson for 120 pounds, house on Mill street, formerly belonging 
to Robert Barrow decased lying on the northerly side of the com- 
mon road that leads into Plymouth town commonly called Mill 
street (now Summer St.) and fronting upon said street from the 
house lot formerly belonging to Robert Barrow deceased, to the 
house lot of Rich^^. Cooper, containing two acers. 

The widow of Robert, Lydia, (2nd wife) gave her son Robert a 
deed of a portion of the estate held by her, referring to it in the 
description, as a small parcel of upland ground being formerly part 
of the homestead of George Bonum, and by him in his life time 
conveyed to his soninlaw, Robert Barrow- deceased by a deed on 
y^ public Records bearing date June 30, 1669. 

In April 1716, she sells to her son Thomas3 her dwellings, house 
and land, with trees and fences thereon. Thomas sold his estate in 
1 719 to James Barnaby. 

Robert junior3, sold his residence in 1725 to Elisha, his uncle, 
who sold it in 1736 to Nath^^. Thomas. 

George Bonum junior deeded his dwelling house and land to 
Geo. Barrow3. Date April 26, 1697. 

George Barrow3 in i 703 sells part of this land which he calls his 



138 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

garden plot, "whereon my house standeth to Ebenezer Dunham. 
In 1 71 1 he, George, sells "all my garden spot and housing thereon 
to Joseph Mitchell" for 90 pounds, located in Mill Street between 
houses of francis Adams (to whom he had previously sold his lot in 
1705) near Nathl Thomas fulling mill pond extending from High- 
way to mill pond, fifty feet, bounded north by highway, east by 
Nathl Thomas and common, southerly by pond, west by George 
Barrow and Eben Dunham. His wife Patience, relinquishes right 
to dower. Dunham mortgaged the premises back to Barrow to 
secure payment. The discharge is written upon the record Mch. 7, 
1 715 and shows the genuine signature of "George Barrow3", as he 
uniformly wrote and spelt his name, through his life. 

The will of John Barrow^ found on Record in Plymouth is as 
follows: 

" Be it know to all by these presents that I John Barrows being 
very sick and weak through many infirmities of Body and not 
knowing how soon it may please God to change me from life to 
death. I do therefore by these presents, being yet of sound and 
perfect memory make and ordaine these presents to be and remaine 
my last will and testament in maner and forme following to remaine 
firm and inviolable forever. 

Imp. I will and Bequeath my Body to y^ dust and my soul to 
God who gave it me. 

Item. I Bequeath to Robert Barrows my eldest son all my right 
and title and interest of all the land and meadow that I bought of 
ffrances Billington in ye town of Plymouth, only he must pay to 
his Brother Benajah twenty shillings in money when he comes to 
age: onely my wife shall have the improvement of ye land so long 
as she remains my widdow. 

Item. I bequeath to Joshua Barrows, my son, thirty acres of 
land granted unto me by the town of Plymouth at Monponset, only 
he must pay to his brother Ebenezer twenty shillings in money 
when he comes to age. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 139 

Item. I bequeath to my two daughters ten shillings apiece. 
Item. I will and Bequeath to my loving wife, Deborah Barrow^ 
my debts and legacies being first paid, then all the rest of my 
whole estate I give her. 

Item. I do by these presents, ordaine and appoint my loving 
wife, Deborah Barrows to be my whole and sole administrator of 
this my last will and Testament and to see and cause my Body to 
be decently Buried revoking all former wills, both verball or written 
I the said John Barrows have hereunto set my hand and seal this 
twelfth day of January 1691--2. Signed, sealed and declared to be 
his last will and testament. The S mark of 

In presence of us John Barrows^ [seal] 

John Gray. 
The T mark of 
John Barrows^. 

This will was proved before Wm. Bradford Esq. Deputy Govern- 
or, and Ephraim Morton, Assistant, ye 6th day of April 1692. It 
appears that he died Feb. 18, 169 1-2. His inventory includes 14 
lbs. cotton yarn, 2 cows, 3 swine, books, 175 silver money, and 
values the land at Monponset, (Plympton) 30 acres probably at 5 
pounds, and the house and land at home and all y^ meadow (carver) 
belonging to it, 25 pounds. 

The children of John named in his will were 

2. I. Roberta 

3. II. Joshua^. 

4. III. Benajah^. 

5. IV. Ebenezer^ 
The two daughters were 

V. Deborah^ who m. Archippus Fulton of Plympton, Dec. 20, 1687. 
VI. Mary2, who m. John Wormall of Duxbury, Jan. 1698 and removed 
to Bridgewater. 

(2) Robert Babrow^ (John^) m. ist. Ruth, daughter of George 
and Sarah (Morton) Bonum, Nov. 28, 1666, all of Plymouth. 



140 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

CHILDREN. 

6. I. John3, m. ist. Sarah Briggs. 

II. Eliezer3, b. Sept. 15, 1669, d. Dec. 13, 1669. 

7. III. George3, b. 1670, d. 1758. 

8. IV. Samuel3, b. 1672, d. Dec. 30, 1755. 

V. Mehitable3, m. Adam Wright. 

Robert^, m. 2d. Lydia, dau. of John Dunham, and had 
VI. Elisha3, b. Mch. 1686, d. 1689-90. 

10. VII. Robert3, b. Nov. 8, 1689. 
VIII. Thankful3, b. Dec. 8, 1692. 

11. IX. Elisha3, b. June 6, 1695, m. Isaac King, 17 14. 

12. X. Thomas3, b. Feb. 14, 1797. 

XI. Lydia3, b. Mch. 19, 1699, m. Thomas Branch, 1720. 

The homestead of Robert Barrow-, contained two acres or more 
of land described as lying on the northerly side of the common 
road that leads into Plymouth commonly called Mill street (after- 
wards the "King's highway" and now "Summer St.") bounded as 
follows: Beginning at a post in the fence adjoining to the westerly 
side of Capt. James Warren's stable, nigh the meeting house thence 
extending westerly till it meets the lane that leads from the corn 
mill up to the "Fort Hill" and so on till it returns to the stable, 
first mentioned. Each of the sons of Robert had their homesteads 
here for several years. Elisha sold his to Nathl. Thomas, in 1736. 
The others appear to have disposed of theirs at an earlier date. 
The land was originally in possession of their grandfather George 
Bonum, who conveyed it to Robert Barrow^ their father, Jan. 30, 
1669. It is then bounded by "ye Great Street on ye Southerly side 
of ye town of Plymouth, and by ye street that goeth up from ye 
grist mill to ye Fort Hill, so called, with ye dwelling house 
therein." 

In 17 II George Barrows3 sells all his garden spot and housing therein located on Mill St. to 
Joseph Mitchell for 90 pounds. He takes a mortgage to secure payment. The discharge upon 
the marriage of the record shows his original signature "Gorg Barrows" as he uniformly spelt and 
wrote it through life. 



Mai7ie Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 141 

The original will of Robert Barrow^ is on file in the Plymouth 
Probate Ofiice. It is dated Dec. 9, 1707, and signed T the mark of 
Robert Barrow. It gives his wife Lydia, his dwelling house and 
lands pertaining thereto, 2 cows, 18 sheep, household goods, gun 
and sword. He mentions by name, two only of his sons, Robert^ 
and Thomas^, giving them certain lands in a distant part of the 
town. A codicil is added, stating that he makes no mention of 
his children by his first wife because they had already received their 
poreions of his estate. "And as to Elisha and my daughters by 
my second wife, have given considerable part of my estate to her 
her to be disposed of to them as she shall see cause." He appointed 
his wife Lydia executor. The will was probated Dec. 19, 1707, 
before Nathaniel Thomas, Judge. 

Among the papers relating to the estate of Robert Barrow^, now 
on file in the probate ofiice is one of which following is a copy: — 

Know all men by these presents that are George Barrows, Adam Wrights, and 
Mehitable his wife, children of our honored father Robert Barrow^, late of Ply- 
mouth deceased, have received of our motherinlaw Lydia Barrow, executor of the 
will of our said father, all our part and portion of our said father's estate, both 
real and personal and we discharge our said motherinlaw Lydia Barrow^, by these 
presents. Gorg Barrows, 

June 20, 17 17, Adam Wrights, 

Mahitable Wrights. 

The signature of George3 is identical in character and spelling 
with that discharging the mortgage before referred to. 

The following is a copy of a part of the record of a deed which 
is not found among the files. We supply this for reasons not 
necessary to explain. 

The subscriber children of Ruth Barrow^ deceased, wife of Robert Barrow^ of 
Plymouth, deceased, and the children of John Barrow eldest son of said Ruth 
Barrow^ in consideration of -^2) pounds in money paid by Robert Barrows of 
Mansfield, do quit claim all right to a certain house and lot and barn in Plymouth, 



142 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

being above the grist mill, and now in improvement of Elisha Barrows. 

(Signed) George Barrows 
for myself and 
sister Mehitable 
Samuel Barrows, 
Samuel Barrow 
son to John Barrow 
Ruth Briggs. 

(6) ]o\vxY^ {Robert- Jo hii^) &2X^ of birth not given, married ist, 
Sarah Briggs, 2d Bethiah King, resided in Plympton, Oct. 10, 1714. 

CHILDREN. 

, 1700, m. Benj. Dexter. 
13 11. Samuel^, b. IVlch. 11, 1702-3. 

1705, prob. m. Geo. Barlow. 



I. 


Hannah4, b. Jan. 


II. 


SamueH, b. Mch. 


III. 


Ruth4, b. June 13 


IV. 


Johnl 


V. 


Bennett^. 


VI. 


Isaacs. 


VIl. 


Ephraim4. 


Vlll. 


Elizth4. 



6. Johns, died in Plympton, Oct. 7, 1720. Bethiah, his wife d. Sept. 11, 1739, age 59. This 
John undoubtedly was the one who served in the expedition to Canada in 1690, in Capt. 
Gallup's company. Some have supposed that his grandfather John Barrow, the emigrant, 
served in this expedition but his great age at that time renders it impossible. "Bullock's 
Grant," conferrid upon Capt. Gallup and his men June 1771, was for this service. John 
Barrow is named among them. 

(13) Samuel4, [John^, Robert^, Johi^^vcv. Lydia Ranson Jan. 8, 
723-4. 

CHILDREN. 

I. Samuel3, b. Mch. 8, 1723-4, m. Desire Roger, Mch. 7, 1744. 

CHILDREN. 

a. Luke, 1746. 

b. Willis, 1748. 

c. Isaac, 1750. 

d. Elizith, 1752. 

e. Lurany, i754- 
14. f. Thomas, 1760. 

g. Samuel 1762. 
h. Joseph, 1766. 



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Thomas, b. 1760, died in Mattapoisett, Aug. 11, i 

II. Johns, b. Dec. 3, 1727. 

III. Hannah, 1729. 

IV. Abners, Mch. 29, 1732. 

15. V. Zadocks, Aug. 17, 1734. 

VI. Roberts, Jan. 17, 1737. 

VII. Ebenezer, Aug. 16, 1740. 

VIII. Lydia, Jan. 16, 1744. 

(15) Zdidocks^ Sam I A, Jo Ini^, Robt^., John^.h. 1734, m. Jemima 
Doten 1760, and had Asa, Samuel, Deborah, Lydia. Asa m. 
Deborah Dewey Oct. 25, 1789. 

CHILDREN. 

I. Lydia, m. Joshua Weeks, Pittsfield, Me. 

II. Betsey, m. Ezra Lucas, Plymouth. 

III. Asa, unm. 

IV. Almira, b. 1800, d. 1868. 

V. Deborah, m. Wm. Applin, Carver. 
VI. Lucy, m. Wm. Fries, " 

VII. Rebecca, m. John Vail, " 

VIII. Jane, m. Asa Cole, 
IX. Sally, m. John Chase, " 

X. Ann, m. Jas. Ransom. 
XI. Isaac N. 
Asa and Isaac N. live near the line of Carver, on a farm which has probably 
been in possession of the family ever since it was settled. Many Indian arrow 
heads are found there, and there is a tradition that before the settlement of the 
whites in that vicinity, a battle between two tribes, fought upon that ground 
resulted in the extermination of the resident tribe which was driven into a small 
lake near by, and every individual drowned. It is said the victory belonged to 
the Narraganset Tribe. 

(7) George3, {Robert^, J ohn^) b. 1670, m. Feb. 14, 1694, Patience, 
dau. of John Simmons, a descendant of Moses Symondson who 
came in "Fortune" 162 1. She died Oct. 30, 1723. George m. 2nd, 
Anne Dunham, June 25, 1724, m. 3d, Hannah Jackson, Dec. 20, 
1736. 



i6 


I. 


17 


II. 


18 


III. 


19 


IV. 


20 


V. 


21 


VI. 




VII. 




VIII. 




IX. 




X. 




XI. 



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CHILDREN. 

Moses4, b. Feb. 14, 1696-7, m. Mary Carver Dec. 4, 1717. 

George^, b. Mch. 11, 1698, m. Desire (Doly.^) 

SamueH, b. 1700, m. Susannah Tobey, Nov. 21, 1723. 

Peleg4, b. 1708, m. Hopestill Darling, Nov. 26, 1733. 

Benjamin^, m. Lois Tilson, Oct. 15, 1741. 

James^, m. ist, Oct. 15, 1741, 2d Nov. 3, 1726, Mary Coffin. 

Patience^, m. Jos. Waterman, 1733. 

Ruth4, m. Seth Sampson, Mch. 19, 1723-4. 

Keziah, m. Saml. Benson, May 21, 1728. 

Deborah4, m. Caleb Benson. 

Sarah4, m. Caleb Cushman, Nov. 1742. 

Georges resided in Plymouth till 171 1. The next year he is described as of Plympton where 
he was already the owner of considerable quantities of land. He was known as "Captain 
George" and being, it is said, a successful negotiator with the Indians he was often entrusted 
with the settlement of business affairs with them. He seems to have been a very great 
enterprising and successful man, brought up a large family, which appear to have inter- 
married with the most respected families of that vicinity, 

He gave deeds to each of his sons during the later years of his life, of lands near him and 
near to each other, on which it seems that most of them resided. One deed conveys to 
his sons and sons in law the privilege and the right to take iron ore from Samson's Pond in 
Plympton, (now Carver) for which they are to pay him two shillings sixpence per ton. 
Sampson's Pond is in that part of Plympton which became in 1790 the town of Carver. The 
descendants of George still reside in this town and occupy the lands that have been in their 
families for several generations. 

His son Samuel removed to Killingly, Conn., but "in consideration of fatherly affection" 
etc., is made the recipient in 1748, of 100 acres of land in Plympton, near "the forge stand- 
ing on South Meadow River." It seems a fair inference that he must have been quite 
wealthy. His will disposes of additional quantities of land among his sons, and grand 
children, and directs the payment of small legacies to his daughters. His son Peleg is made 
executor and residing legatee. The will bears date September 4, 1750. The original is on 
file in the probate office in Plymouth, and is witnessed by Nathl. Bradford, Nathl. Leonard 
Jun. and James Hovey. The signature is written as in the other documents named, "Gorg 
Barrow" (the handwriting in the opinion of good judges being the same in each. This fact 
seems to leave no possible room for doubt concerning the identity of this person. It semes 
to establish the fact that he was the son of Robert, who was the son of John the emigrant 
to Plymouth. There is a record in an old family Bible in Maine, written by a grandson of 
this George who came to Plymouth from the West of England in 1668 and married a 
daughter of George Bonum. But this record we cannot explain. The Plymouth -records 
mention the daughters of George Bonum, giving the name of Ruth and the date of her 
marriage with Robert Barrow2, Nov. 28, 1666, and Patience who m. Richard Willis, Dec. 28, 
1670, and Sarah who probably died unmarried. But no record or deed is found referring to 



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145 



any other daughter of George Bonum who married a Burrow or any other person. (George 
Bonum it may be proper to say in passing, was a prominent man, a land Surveyer, often in 
public service, and his name frequently appears on the town records. He m. Sarah, dau. of 
Geo. Morton, Dec. 20, 1644, and died April 28, 1704, 95 years of age. He was a member of 
the Plymouth Church. The record of the church says, "He lived to a good old age, being 
about 95. He was a man almost all men spoke well of and is gone to receive his crown." 

The will of George Barrows was not presented for probate till 1794, nearly forty years 
after the death of the testator. 

To be Continued. 




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BOOK OF EASTERN CLAIMS. 



TRANSCRIBED FROM THE ORIGINAL BY MRS. M. J. MOORE. 




Continued from Page 8i. 

AVID ROBERTS of Woburn in behalfe of himSelfe and 
y^ the heires of his late ffather Gyles Roberts deced 
Claimes, an house and ffifty acres of upland w^^ four acres 
of Marsh, at Black point, as p^ an Jnventory thereof, w^^ sd Gyles 
Roberts his will y^ to annexed. Sworn to 26 June 1667 — & of 
Record iny^ County of York, under y^ hand of Jos. Hamond 
Regist^. 

Nicholas Baker of Marblehead in right of his wife Elisabeth 
Baker, Daughter of George Bartlett, late of Spurwink iny^ 
Province of Main Deced Claimes, ffifty acres of upland and fiue 
acres of marsh lying & being (insd Spurwink) by the land of John 
Jackson westwardly, and Eastwardly by the Land of Sam^^ Oak- 
man, the Said Land bought by sd George Bartlett of m^ Henry 
Joslin then living at Black Point & a Justice of y^ Peace, as by y^ 
Euidence of Elizabeth Bryers and John Bodin Sworn Seuerally 
one before m'' Justice Hale, & y^ other before m^ Justice Legg — 

William Russell of Hampton in Newhampshire, in behalfe of 
his Wife Sarah and the rest of y^ Children of Richard Long Late 
of Salisbury Deceased Claimes a Certain Tract or parcell of upland 
Marsh and Medow Containing by Estimation one hundred acres in 
Scarborrough alias Black Point, & bounded as followeth y^ is to 
say ony^ west and norwesterly and norward by a Creek Called Lib- 
beys Creek or otherwise Called Pine Creek as sd Creek runs 
betwixt sd Libbeys Land, and the p^misses, and So to a fresh 
Water Brook w^^ runs betwixt y^ Land called Giles Roberts Land 
and y^ sd p^misses as the Said Brook runeth, w^^^ brook hath a great 
Willow Tree Standing between and Joining to sd medow and up- 



Maine Historical aitd Genealogical Recorder, 147 

land & So from sd Brook to run a South line to Peter Hinksons 
land & w*^ the Southerly side Some part ofy^ Land ofy^ sd Hink- 
son and Some part upon y^ Land of John Mackemeck otherwise 
Called Jn°: Mackerick and So Cross y^ County Road to a marked 
White Oak Tree w^^ Standeth neer a ffresh water Brook, and So 
upon a strait line toy^ forenamed Pine Creek, &c: Together w^^ 
Liberty of fishing ffowling &c. as pr a Deed from y^ widow Rebec- 
cka Sheldin & Ephraim Sheldon Dated novem^: 15^^^ 1693 — tosd 
Long acknowledged the Same Day, and Recorded in the County of 
Essex by Steph: Sewal Reg^. Nou^ 24: 1694 — Lib°: io"^°/folio 81 

Sam^l Checkly of Boston iny^ County of Suffolk Esq^ Claimes 
all that ffarm or Tract of Land Upland & Medow, Together w*'^ all 
Jts rights priviledges & appurc^^ Situate lying & being on Scar- 
borrough alias: Black Point iny^ Province of Main in New Eng- 
land, wch sd ffarm or Tract of Land &c the sd Checkly bought of 
Capt Joshua Scottow June y^ nineteenth anno 1691. as by a Deed 
may appearw^^ was acknowledged July y^ 30th 1692/ and Recorded 
iny^ County of York anno Dom — 1702 — Which sd Tract of 
Land &c Sd Scottow bought of Abraham Joslyn according to a 
Deed bearing Date June y^ 8^^. 1660/ which Said Joslyn bought of 
George Cleeue of CaSco Agent for Edward Rigby Esq^ Proprietor 
ofy^ Province of Ligonial as by a Deed bearing Date Sept^ y^ 
Third 1657, and acknowledged & Recorded July the Seventh 1660, 
Together w^^^ the Enlargement or addition of a Neck, or Marsh 
Land lying adjacent to a Tract of Land bought of Andrew Brown 
of Scarborough according toa Deed Dated June the 15^^^: 1667/ 
acknowledged and F.ecorded; also a parcel of Marsh and Medow 
being one half of a Tract of Land &c Containing ffiue hundred 
acres more or less lately iny^ possession of Roger Vicars & Andrew 
Brown, .which sd Tract of Land &c was Granted to William Smith 
and Andrew Brown by George Cleeue Agent to Edward Rigby 
Esq^ according toa Deed bearing Date Septemb"^ y^ 20*^: 1651/ 



148 Mahie Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

butted & bounded as by sd Deed, and Sold by sd Smith to sd Scot- 
tow June the 5^^^ 1664/as by the sd Deed acknowledged and 
Recorded The sd ffarm or Tract of Land being layd out by 
Richard Clemens Containing four hundred and forty acres more or 
less according to a Map or Draft ofy^ Same May appear more 
fully — 

DiTTo/sd Sam^^ Checkley of Boston iny^ County of Suffolk in 
New England &c Claimes one ffarm Containing one hundred & 
forty acres more or less Situate lying and being in ye Town Ship 
of Scarborrough iny^ Province of Main in New England, That is 
to Say one hundred acres thereof being upland and lying neer to a 
Brook Comonly Called or known by the name of Moores Brook 
and so to run Easterly along by the Plantation formerly in y^ pos- 
session of Nathan Bedford, Since Called Hubbards House The 
other remaining fforty acres thereof being Medow and lyes on y^ 
River in y^ aforsd Town Ship bounded w^'^ a medow of Andrew 
Brown Seu^ westerly w^^ y^ medow of William Burrage near y^ 
mouth of sd River formerly iny® possession of George Taylor 
northerly Together w^^ the aforesd House &c w^^ sd ffarm &c the 
sd Checkly bought of Thomas Scottow of Boston &c as by a Deed 
bearing Date y^ 23*^ of Octob^: 1694 acknowledged and Recorded, 
may appear more fully 

CoL^. Sam^l Checkly Esq^ and Timothy Prout of Boston iny^ 
County of Suffolk merch^ In behalf ofy^ heirs of Cap* loshua 
Scottow late of Boston Claime a Tract of Land lying iny^ Town 
Ship of Scarborrough Called or known by the name of Black Point 
Containing fifteen hundred acres, which Land was granted by the 
Council for the affairs of New England in America to Capt Thomas 
Comock as p'^ a Patent up on Record iny^ County of York iny^ 
Province of Main & laid out by Capt Walter Neal appointed attor- 
ney toy^ sd Council & Return made by sd Cap^ Neal of y^ Delivery 
tosd Capt Cam ock And also Confirmed by a Second Deed Signed 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 149 

by S^ Ferdinando Gorges & Confining the bounds and Explaining 
of it as laid out pr Capt Walter Neal, vizt on y^ Southern part 
thereof w^^^ the Bay of Sauco, & on the Western part thereof 
w^^ Black Point River, and on the Eastern part thereof w^^^ a Small 
Brook Called Spurwink & So runing up & to Extend by the Space 
of one mile from y^ Entrance of y^ said Brook along by the West 
Side ofy^ Same Brook, and from y® End of that mile To Cross 
over land by a Straight line untoy^ nearest part of y^ River of 
Black point, which Js tobe reputed the northern Limits of ye sd 
fifteen hundred acres of Land, w^^^ Two Jslands or Jsletts Called 
Strattons Jslands, also granted p Capt Thos Camock by Will or 
Deed of Gift to Henry Joslin Esq^ and further Conveyed p^ Deed 
p^ sd Joslyn to Capt Joshua Scottow The whole fifteen hundred 
acres & Jslands or Jsletts. As also Seven hundred & fifty acres, 
adjoining toy^ aforesd fifteen hundred acres, and possession & 
Seizin giuen tosd Capt Joshua Scottow p^sd Henry Joslyn Esq^ 
by Twigg and Turfe ofy^ Neck of Land, in Liece of the whole 
Contained in y^ Deed all which lyes on Record iny^ County of 
York iny^ Province of Main: Also ffiue hundred acres of Land 
Granted by the Governo^ and Company ofy^ Massachusetts Bay y^ 
12^'^ of May i686/to be in ye Same place w^'^ 500 acres before laid 
out to Capt Joshua Scottow as an addition to y^ sd 500 acres w^^ 
was laid out by Majo^ Edward Tyng & Capt Silvanus Davis at 
Merriconege in CaSco Bay To be in the Same place & in y^ Same 
Condition 

Also Claimcs a Tract of Land lying in Shipscott Riuer formerly 
belonging to Thomas Cleves w^'^ Js made over by an Jnstrument 
upon Record and possession delivered to Capt Joshua Scottow, as 
p"" Two Euidcnces upon. Record, The Tract of Land Containes 

four miles Square 

Zakadehock & Kennebeck^ 

Wm BROWNE/William Browne Esq^ Claimes Two Thirds of an 



150 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Jsland Called Reskhegon, bought of Thomas Webber with the 
Medow & appurces belonging, Scittuate between Sakadehock & 
Kenebeck River, one ofy^ Two thirds of Said Jsland Sometime 
belonging to John Parker as p^ Deed Dated y^ 15^^^: March: 1666: 

Jno Joyliffs I^ John Joyliffe Esq^ Claimes one halfe of a 
Clvvime i fifth part of the Plimouth purchase, granted to 
him Together w^^^ S^' Tho® Temple in partn^ship bought of m^ John 
Winslow, as b^ Deed thereof Dated July: 3d: 1668 

Simon Stoddard Stoddard 1 Claimes one Eight part of a Tract 
N.B. this should be entered V of Land Scittuate & lying between 
under 6iZ^<9 Jan^y 18, 1714. j Kennebunck Riuer and Batsons 
Riuer So Called or known within the Province of Maine (alias york 
shire) Containing by Estimacon four miles and more by the Sea 
Side from River to River, and is to Extend and run up Eight miles 
into the Land bounded upon the sea on y^ south East, the Jslands 
lying between y^ mouth of the Two Rivers of Kennebeck and 
Batsons bought of Cap^ John Alden and Elisabeth his wife who 
bought of m^ W^^ Phillips — Also one Thousand acres more of 
Land given & granted to Elisabeth Alden by sd W"^ Phillips her 
ffather by Deed under his hand and Seal upon Record 15th June: 
1676/being part of aparcell of Land lying in the Province of 
Maine ony^ Western Side of Kennebeck River Containing by 
Estimacon Eight miles Square to Extend Eight Miles from the 
sea, and adjoining to y^ inland on y^ head Line of the Township of 
Wells Which Land was purchased of an Jndian Sagamore Fluellin 
by William Phillips & Confirmed to him by fferdinando Gorges 
Esq^; as also one Quarter of a Saw mill w^^ y^ utensil Is at Sacoe 
ffallsw*^'^^ was granted and given to John Alden and Elisabeth his 
wife by William Phillips by Deed dated y^ 28^^ Nov^^^: & Recorded 
1662: w^^' Sufficient medow Land and Pasture Land and Timber 
for the quarter part proportionable to the other three quarters. To- 
gether w^^ the filatts, mines Quarres Streams Dams Ponds & Water 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 151 

Courses, as p^ Deed: 9 sept. 1689 acknowledged March: 2: 1 690/1 
Recorded 29 Jan^ 1 691/2. 

Mary Webber Claimes as Widow of Tho^ Webber Deced, for 
her Selfe & Children A Tract of Land lying ony^ West Side of 
Kenebeck River oner ag^^ part of Arowsice Jsland, the up er part 
there of beginning at apoint on y^ Lower Side of a Cove before y^ 
house y^ was William Cocks and So torun down ward to a part of 
an Jsland Called Chees Jsland & to run into y^ Woods three miles 
purchased by her sd Husband Tho"^. Webber by Jndian Sagamore 
Deed. dat. 29: May. 1660. Recorded 13: May: 1678 — 

Mary Webbr. ffurther Claimes a Tract of Land by Deed from 
John Parker lying in Kennebeck River, bounded ony^ Southern 
side by afreshett or Brooke that is y^ bound of Silvanus Davis, 
and So according toy^ bounds of sd Dauis his lands to go upon a 
Straight Line to Casco, bounded upon y^ nor: side by Wingansset 
Creek. Deed dat^^ 3^^ June 1661 — Recorded 13^^^ May, 1678. 

Elisab: Parsons: Widow of Mark parsons Deced for her Selfe 
and Children Claimes a Tract of Land and Marsh Scittuat upon 
y^ Jsland Called Rcske Hogan butted & bounded viz^: upon y^ 
Riucr Side upon y^ north Side and West, and upon y^ South Side 
by a Creek, which run betwixt Gunner Ponds bounds and the afore- 
Said Mark Parsons his Lands, and upon y^ N: E: Side from the 
Mouth of a Creek w^^, runs betwixt y^ little Jsland and Hellgate 
upon a Straight Line S. E. & by East halfe a mile in toy^ woods 
& so upon a Straight Line to y^ head ofy^ South Line w^^^ runns 
halfea mile into the woods, as p^ Deed: dat 26. Deemb^. 1664: 

RiCHD Hall for himSelfe and heires of Richd Collicutt Claime 
one whole Jsland Comonly Called Long Jsland being in & neer y^ 
mouth of Kennebeck River ab^ a mile in Length Conveyed tosd 
Collicutt by Tho^ Webber & Mary his wife. The Deed Dated, 23 
June, 1665 



152 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Ditto, ffurther Claime Two Tracts of Land purchased by sd 
Collicutt of Tho^ Ashly & Rebeck: his wife, Scittuate ony^ Eastern 
side of Kennebeck River neer the great Cove abas New Merry 
meeting runing from the scl River Easterly into the woods full Two 
miles. Mortga9;e Dated ony^ 19^^ Day NovK 1675 acknowledged: 
4^1^: i^t: 1679/80: 

Before Tho^. Danforth: Dep^ Gou^. 

Ditto, ffurther Claimes y^ Land lying from Mark Parsons his 
Marsh to y^ Point or Rock below y^ Coue or marsh 100 Rod, w^^^ 
60 acres of Marsh next to it by y^ Waterside lying in little River 
on y^ Jsland ony^ East side of Kennebeck River: Deriued ffrom 
Jn^ Parker and Tho^ Webber by Deed or Jnstrum^ To Tho^. 
Oyneon & Robt Purrington & from them to sd Collicutt. Dat. 
7br: 17^^^: 1664. And set over to sd Collicut. 9 br. 9*^. 1667. & yen 
acknowledged — 

Joseph Weriier Claimes from Mary webber his mother one 
whole Seventh part of all that Tract or p^cell of Land and the 
medow formerly giuen her by her Brother John Parker Deced, y^ 
Same lying and being ony^ western side of Kennebeck River, the 
whole of w^^^ '^^ p^cell undiuidecl: by sd Kenebeck river four miles 
more or less and So round the point of Winnigans river and from 
sd Riuer ouer to the main Riuer, bounded by y^ Land of W"^ 
Baker formerly purchased of scl Mary Webber, as p^ Deed: dat.: 16. 
July 1700 acknowledged said 16: ^^^ July 

TiiO''^. Sturgis Claimes ah the abouesd right of Joseph Webber 
by vertue of a Deed of y^ same dated: 11^^^ of Septemb^'. 1700: 
acknowledged the same Day by sd Joseph Webber — 

Tiio^. Holm AN for him Selfe and the heires of his Brother Sam^^ 
Holman Deced Claimes a Certainc parcell of Land purchased of 
Richard Collicutt being one moiety or half part of y® Tract of Land 
Scituate and being ony^ west side of Kennebeck River, bounding 
and Containing as follows vizt from y^ place where the Dwelling 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 153 

house of Alexander Thwaytes stood down ye said Kennebeck River 
toy^ Lower part of apoint of Land Called Abba Codussett point, 
taking the whole point of sd Land and from Said point to run ona 
Straight Line into y^ main Land four miles inward from the afore- 
said River, and also from y^ said place where y^ aforesd Dwelling 
house stood to run upon a Straight Line into the main Land four 
miles inward from y^ aforesd River and so fromy^ sd River to Ex- 
tend four milea into y^ maine Land as p'^ Deed. Executed, bearing 
date. Ap^ill: lo. 1684 acknowledged 12^^ Ap^ill. 1684 

Jn^: Parker of Boston Shipwright, in behalfe of himselfe & 
brother & Sisters Claimes an Jsland Called by the Jndians by y^ 
name of Resthegon lying by Sagadahock Rivers mouth upon y^ 
Eastward Side, and doth ly north and north East towards Sheeps- 
cott River, bought by John Parker sen^" of Robert Whood Saga- 
more, as by a Deed Dated, ffeb^': 27: 1650 

Jt: (?) In like manner Claimes an Island lying on the Eastward 
side of Sagadohock Comonly Called by the name of Sagossett alias 
Chegonege, with all the Jsletts &c priviledges and a appurtenances 
whatsoever which was bought by sd J no. Parker sen^' of sd Robert 
Whood Sagamore of sd Sagadahock & Kenebeck. as by Deed 
bearing date 11^^^: May 1662 

Jt: sd John Parker as Administrator' to John Verings Estate of 
Sagadohock Claimes a Tract of Land upon the westward Side of 
Sagadohocks River bounded on the North East Side of the 
main River down to a point of Land Comonly Called John 
Verings high head, and by a Coue on the South East Side toy® 
mouth of a Creek which Comes from a fresh water falls, and from 
the mouth of the Said Creek North west to a Swamp Called Col- 
leys Swamp, & north East to Thomas Humpherys head bounds, 
and South East toy® East Side of a ledge of Rocks, and So by John 
Verrins marsh, & from sd Humpherys head bounds, under y® East- 
ward Side of the Ledge of Rocks north north East to y® maine 



154 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

River including all the Land & Marsh withinsd Bounds as by 
Deed, dated 17: Decemb^ 1664 — and acknowledged 17th: August 
1676: & Recorded at Salem 28th: Septemb^: 1677 

s^ Jno. Parker Administrator asafores^: Claimes a Tract of Land 
belonging to John Verings Estate Called by the name of Colleys 
Swamp with all the priviledges & Appurtenances, given by John 
Parker, as by Deed bearing date; 17: Decemb. 1661: Recorded 28 
Sep: 1677 

Jt. John Parker aforesd As Administrator to sd John Verrings 
Estate, Claimes y^ liberty of a Creek for the Setting up a Mill, and 
also an acre of upland adjoining to Said Cornmill bought of 
Thomas Kemball of Boston as by Deed dated 20th Ap^ill: 1688: 
acknowledged 30th April. 1688. 

Jt. sd Jno. Parker Administrator as aforesd further Claimes 
a parcell of Land given by the Town of Herrage, bounded begin- 
nig from y^ main River and runs West and be north through the 
neck, and from y^ mill pond four rods into y^ woods up to y^ ffalls 
as appears under y*^ hands of y^ Select men John Paine: Ambros 
Hunniwell Dated Ap^ill 9th: 1688 

Rob'^ Edmunds of Sagadohock Claimes a Tract of Land bought 
of Thomas Atkins vizt: neer Sagadohock River, bounded by a 
Crooked Tree by y^ path going from y^ Long Cove and thence on 
the left hand by y^ marked Trees to a hemlock Swamp, and so 
winding about toy^ westward end of the fresh marsh, and from 
thence rounding about sd marsh to the head thereof within the 
Long Cove marsh and from thence all the marsh on y^ south west 
side of y^ Long Cove Creek down to y^ Salt Water and so round- 
ing along by the Salt Water untill you Come opposite toy^ Crooked 
Tree, and all the marsh between y^ Two Creeks at y^ head of the 
fflatts, and along by that upland which lyes north west therefrom 
as by Deed Dated novemb^: 8th: 1664: And Acknowledged 14*^': 
Aprill: 1680 



Maine Historieal and Genealogical Recorder. 155 

Jt sd Ro Robert Edmund Claimes a p^cell of Land lying on the 
South west Side of the Crooked Tree, and thence to a Ledge of 
Rocks and so riming by said Rocks against the gully over the 
Brook on y^ south west Side of the Brook and Straight up by the 
Water Course toy^ Top of the Rock, and so along by the Rock 
opposite to the Crooked Tree, as by Deed: Dat^: lo: Jan^: 1668 = 
\ and acknowledged 14^^^ Aprill: 1680. 

SD Robert Edmunds Claimes a parcell of marsh bought of 
Thomas Atkins bounded and lying Close to and joining to an 
Jsland Called Burnt Island, lying along by the Said Jsland toy^ 
boundstone, & along by said Creek Side to Oze Malletts bounds, 
and so from thence to the main River as p^ Deed; Dat: 30th 
Decemb^: 1673 — acknowledged I4^^\- Aprill: 1680 

Richard Hall of Roxbury Claimes Six hundred acres of Land 
on y^ western side of Kennebeck River neer abbacadusetts point: 
which was formerly the Land of Alexander Thoytes, giuen to 
Richard Collicutt and Sam^^ Collicutt and Sam^^ Hall and Richard 
Hall and Jonatlian Hall and Joseph Hall, by the Last will and 
Testament of thcire grandfather Richard Collicutt. Attested by 
Thomas Broughton and Jno ffarnum as wittnesses. 26: Augst: 
1686: before Isaac Addington Reg*: 167^^^ 1686 — 

[to be continued.] 



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NEW MARBLEHEAD, NOW WINDHAM, ME, 
ECCLESIASTICAL MATTERS. 



BY REV. GEO. M. BODGE, LEOMINSTER, MASS. 




N the next day, the great event took place towards which 
all these various negotiations had tended — the Ordina- 
tion of their chosen Minister. It was a day long to be 
remembered by the people of Windham. Never before had such 
a Concourse gathered at the old "Fort," never had so many great 
dignitaries of those parts been together in the town. Many 
" learned Orthodox Ministers," with accompanying deacons and 
delegates, from the churches far and near. Proprietors from Mar- 
blehead by their Committee. Large numbers besides from the sur- 
rounding plantations and towns, especially from Falmouth, where 
"Parson" Smith's "son Peter," was very popular. Parson Smith 
in his Journal thus records his joy in the occasion. "A prodigious 
Concourse of people, a great and admired solemnity. It was 
thought by all the most finished solemnity of the kind ever known." 
Of course we can imagine that the joy of the happy father, some- 
what magnified the occasion, and we should perhaps look upon the 
"prodigious concourse," with different estimate and find in the 
quaint costumes, the queer vehicles, the dilapidated old Fort, with 
its ''^\^ windows," the horse back arrangements, pillions, panniers 
and saddle-bags, in all, interest of a kind which would effectually 
banish our appreciation of the "great and admired solemnity." 

But previous to the act of Ordination was the formal Ecclesias- 
tical Council of which the following is an unabridged record. It 
will be seen that the settlement of Mr. Smith was not without 
opposition; not to himself, but in the spirit of dissent. There was 
at that time a quite strong element of dissent to the custom of the 
Orthodox authorities assuming control in religious affairs and com- 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 157 

billing the Church and the Town, compelling and exacting support 
from all. There were many Quakers, Baptists and some Presby- 
terians in all the surrounding communities, whose opposition was 
not personally to the ministers, but to the assumed authority of the 
dominant Church. 

THE COUNCIL WHICH ORDAINED REV. PETER THACHER SMITH. 

An Ecclesiastical Council being Convened at Windham at the desire of the 
Church and Town, on the 2 2d of September 1762 to Ordain Mr. Peter Thacher 
Smith to the work of the Gospel Ministry among them. Consisting of the ist 
Chh. in Falmouth, the ist and 2d Chhs. in Portsmouth, the Chh. in Biddeford, the 
2d Chh. in Scarborough. The Chh. in North Yarmouth, the Chh. in Brookline, 
and the 3d Church in falmouth. 

Voted I. That Rev. Mr. Loring be moderator of the Council. 
2. That Rev. Mr. Morrill be Scribe — 

The Council being opened with Prayer by the Moderator. The Moderator then 
moved that Mr. Smith be desired to declare his religious principles and the motives 
which he had in Engaging the Work of the (iospel ministry which he did to the 
satisfaction of the Council. 

The Committee of the Chh. and Town then appeared and produced authentick 
Papers by which it appeared that Mr. Peter Thacher Smith had been unanimously 
called by the Church and by a majority of the Inhabitants to settle with them in 
the work of the Ministry. A letter directed to the Moderator, signed by 2 1 hands 
was read, in which they complain of not having an equal voice in the choice of 
the Council, desiring the Council would not proceed to Ordain Mr. Smith, and 
upon examination appeared that but five of the said number were voters, three 
were transient persons one was superannuated, and one was non compos, but none 
of them appeared to make any particular objection against Mr. Smith and it 
appeared from the Records of the Town and from the best Enquiring the Council 
could make that they might have had a voice in choosing if they had seen meet, a 
message was likewise sent by the Council to William Elder one of the Principal of 
them to see if he, or any of them had any objection to make against the Council 
proceeding, but he refused to appear, and the Chh. appearing declared their 
adherence to their former choice, and Mr. Smith likewise declared his acceptance 
of their call. It was then Put to Vote whether the Council saw their way clear to 
Proceed to the Ordination of Mr. Smith, it passed in the affirmative unanimously 



158 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Then voted that the Rev. Mr. Morrell begin the Solemnity with Prayer. The 
Rev. Mr. Smith give the charge. The Rev. Mr. Loring give the Right hand of 
fellowship. The Rev. Mr. Elvin concluded with prayer. 

A True copy from the Original, 
from Moses Morrill Scribe to the Council. 

(Endorsed by the Rev. P. T. Smith) 
" The Council that Ordained me " 

Of the Rev. Peter Thacher Smitli, the second minister of the 
First Congregational Church in Windham, a more extended 
genealogical and biographical sketch may be given in the proper 
place. Here we can only give the outlines of his descent for a few 
generations. His great-grandfather, Thomas Smith, was a merchant 
of Boston, and his son Thomas Smith Jr., married Mary Corwin of 
Boston, May 9th, 1701. A large family of sons and daughters were 
born to these parents of whom the eldest was Thomas, born March 
10, 1702, the father of Peter Thacher Smith. The grandfather, 
husband of Mary Corwin, was a merchant in Boston, but during 
many years was in the service of the province as Indian Agent and 
Trader. For a long time he was in charge of the Truck-house or 
Trading station on the Saco River and died at Saco, February 19, 
,1742. Thomas, the father of Peter, entered Harvard College in 
1 716, at the age of fourteen and graduated in 1720. After preach- 
ing in several other places he accepted a call to Falmouth, now 
Portland, and was ordained as first minister of the first Church 
March 8, 1727. He married Sarah Tyng of Woburn, Mass., 
daughter of William, a man of high standing, September 12, 
1728. 

Eight children were born of this marriage. The eldest, Thomas, 
born Sept. 19, 1729, died the following February. The second son 
born June 14th, i 731, was named Peter Thacher; for his father s 
former pastor and friend. The rest of the children were Lucy, born 
Feb'y, 1734. Thomas (again) born September 12, 1735. William 
born Dec. 18, 1736, d. Oct. 16, 1754. John, born October 14, 1738. 



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Sarah, born November lo, 1740. The last child, born Sept. 6, 1742 
lived but a week, and the mother died shortly afterwards. 

Rev. Thomas was married twice afterwards, to Mrs. Olive Jordan 
widow of Capt. Samuel, March ist, 1744. She died January 3, 1763. 
August 6, 1 766 he married for his third wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Wen- 
dell, widow of Jacob, of Boston and mother of his son Peter Thacher 
Smith's wife Elizabeth. This marriage was at his son's house in 
Windham, where Mrs. Wendell was living with her daughter at the 
time, the son of the groom and son-in-law of the bride, performing 
the ceremony. Rev. Thomas died May 25, 1795, in his 94th year, 
and his widow March 16, 1799, aged ^^i ye^i'S- 

Peter Thacher Smith, born as noted, June 14th, 1731, graduated 
at Harvard College in 1753 aged 22 years, in a class of seventeen 
members, all of whom he survived. The names in the classes at 
that time, were arranged according to the rank their families held 
in the social scale of dignity and respectability. Mr. Smith's name 
stands sixth in the list, the preceding names being Wendell, Wins- 
low, Ouincy, Erving, and Oliver. After graduation Mr. Smith was 
engaged in teaching school for several years, as has been told, be- 
fore settling at Windham. During the first few years of his 
pastorate, and probably until his marriage, Mr. Smith boarded in 
the family of Zerubbabel Hunnewell who lived a short distance be- 
low the Fort on the lot No. 44, now included in the farm owned by 
his descendants. The young minister took up his work with zeal, 
and not only in that which pertained to his office; but his diary for 
the year 1764 shows that he was deeply engaged to develope his 
farm, and make it as profitable as possible while he was preparing 
a suitable home to which he might bring a wife. 

He married at Boston, her home, October 8, 1765, Elizabeth 
Wendell, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Hunt) Wendell. The 
bride was descended from two of the old highly respectable families 
of Boston, the Olivers and Wendells, not to mention others. She 



160 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

brought an element of refinement and the culture of her time, to 
the young settlement, where she filled the place of Mrs. Mary 
(Curtis) Chute, who had also been reared in Boston, though not 
of so high family connection. Mrs. Chute had died in 1762 before 
the settlement of Mr. Smith. In 1763 Mr. Smith purchased of 
John Wight, son of the first minister, and administrator of his 
estate, the home-lots numbered 34 and 35, and thus secured the 
central farm and finest building site in the "old dominion," or first 
division of house lots. The Block-House stood upon No. 34, and 
had served Rev. Mr. Wight and many of the other families as a 
home from the breaking out to the close of the war. It had also 
served and was still, for several years, used as a meeting-house. Mr. 
Smith's farm extended from the river to the main road, and back 
half a mile to the north being one mile long and twenty rods wide. 
He had the use and improvem.ent of the "Ministry Lot," No. 33, 
owned by the parish and devoted to the support of preaching. Dur- 
ing the Summer and Fall of 1764 Mr. Smith was building his 
house and barn upon lot No. 34, near the Fort. His barn was 
raised on July 12th at which time he mentions that one whole 
broadside fell over, yet no one was permanently injured, for 
though a Mr. Williams of Gorham was upon the "plate" and fell 
and was taken up for dead, yet he soon recovered apparently un- 
hurt. The house was sufiiciently finished for his personal 
occupancy by the first of the year 1765, and completed by the next 
Autumn for the reception of his bride, whom he brought home in 
October 1765, as above noted. 

Mr. Smith made a new book for his church records, fools-cap 
size bearing the stamp of England's crown and seal, with the 
initials of "Georgius Rex." 

I wish to give the contents of this old record book, as nearly in 
the original as possible; but in the record of Church meetings 
there is matter of no interest to ]:)ublish, which I have left out. The 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 161 

first page of the book is devoted to an Index of Contents. The 
time and circumstances of his ordination, and the number of 
famiHes Hving in town at the time. I omit the "Table of Contents," 
as the pages have no relation here. I will also place his family 
record, which he placed on the second page of his book, at the 
beginning, as it is really a personal record. 

A Record of the Children of the Rev^^ Peter Thacher Smith and 
Elizabeth his wife. 

The Rev. Peter Thacher Smith of Windham was married to Miss Elizabeth 
Wendell Junr., of Boston; by the Rev. Dr. Sewall October the 8, 1765, on Tuesday 
evening. 

Our first child Elizabeth Hunt, was born August 17, 1766, on Sabbath day night. 

Our second child Sarah, was born April 9, 1768, on Saturday evening. 

Our third child Lucy, was born August 24, 1769, on Thursday noon. 

Our fourth child Thomas, was born October 2, 1770, on Tuesday noon. 

Our fifth child John Tyng, was born March y'^ 6, 1772, on Friday morning. 

Our sixth child Mary, was born July y*^ 6, 1774, on Wednesday morning. 

Our seventh child Peter, was born November 6, 1775, on Friday morning and 
dyed on the ninth of November, 1775. 

Our eighth child Ann Wendell, was born IMarch 28,1777 10 o'clock Friday 
morning. 

Our ninth cliild Rebecca, was born June 15, 1778 on Monday 2 o'clock P. M., 
She died April 19, 1782. 

Our tenth child, Susanna Wendell, was born March 31, 1780, on Friday morn- 
ing. 

Our eleventh child Rebecca, was born September 25, 1783, a])out six o'clock on 
Thursday morning. 

RECORDS OF THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST IN 

WINDHAM. 



REV. PE'l ER THACHER SMITH, PASTOR. 

The time of my ordination and the number of Church members. 

I was ordained Pastor of this Church September 22, 1762. This book contains 
a Record of what has been since my ordination. There is a Book of former 
Records made by my Predecessor, the Rev John Wight. 



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The number of Church members living in this town when I was ordained. 

MALE. 

Thomas Chute, Thomas Bolton, 

Abraham Anderson, Micah Walker, 

Curtis Chute, John Farrow. 

FEMALE. 

Lois, the wife of Caleb Graffam. 
Bethiah, the wife of Thomas Maybury. 
Rachel, the wife of William Bolton. 
Ann, the wife of Abraham Anderson. 
Mary, the wife of Thomas Bolton. 

Thomas llaskel lived in Falmouth, Seth Webb in Gorham. Both concurred in 
my ordination. 

A RECORD OF THE FAMILIES IN THIS TOWN WHEN I WAS ORDAINED HERE. 



Caleb Graffam, 
John Maybury, 
Eliezer Chase, 
Nathaniel Evins, 
Robert Mugford, 
Thomas Bolton, 
William Bolton, 
Hugh Crague, 
John Stevens, 
William Elder, 
Zerubabell Hunnevvell, 
Isaac Elder, 
Abraham Anderson, 
Hatevil Hall, 
Stephen Manchester, 
John Farrow, 
WiMiam Maybury, 
Richard Maybury, 
Steven Lowel, 



Simon Noyes, 
Samuel Webb, 
Thomas Maybury, 
Thomas Trott, 
Thomas Chute, 
Curtis Chute, 
William Campbell, 
Micah Walker, 
John Bodge, 
Joseph Starling, 
Ephraim Winship, 
James Bailey, 
William Maxtield, 
Gershom Winship, 
Ely Webb, 
Robert Millen, 
John Manchester, 
William Knight, 
William Knight Junr., 
William Stinchfield. 



A RECORD OF CHURCH MEE'lTNGS AND VOTES. 

I was ordained Pastor of the Church of Christ in this town September 22, 1762. 
Assisting in my ordination, the Rev^l Moses Morrill of Biddeford who made the 
first prayer. 



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The Rev*^. Dr. Samuel Langdon of Portsmouth, who preached. N. B. His 
sermon is printed. 

My Rev^. Father of Fahnouth, gave the charge. 

The Rev*^. Nicholas Loring of North Yarmouth, gave the right hand of fellow- 
ship. 

The Rev^. Richard Elvins of Scarborough made the last prayer. 

There Avere likewise present at the Counsel the Rev^l Samuel Flaven of Ports- 
mouth and the Rev^l Joseph Jackson of Brookline; the ReV^. Aaron Smith of 
Marlborough and the Rev^. Samuel Woodward of Weston, and the Rev^l Jonas 
Meriam of Newton were also sent to assist in my ordination, and their church 
voted their concurrence, but as they could not come they wrote letters in my 
favour which are upon file. The result of the Counsel and all other papers relating 
to my ordination are also upon file. 

ABSTRACT OF RECORD OF MEETING HELD BY THE CHURCH. 

Oct. 20, 1762. "At a Church meeting, after prayer, I considered the state of 
the Church and found that the character of several of the members were agreeable; 
Nathaniel Evins, Ephraim ^Vinship and Moses Starling had their dismissions read 
from the several Churches they belonged to and were received into this Chh. N. 
B. Their letters of dismission arc upon file. Voted that the Sacrament shall be 
held once in two months, and that the next sacrament shall be held on November 
21. At this first sacrament each member shall contribute a pistareen, and half 
so much the next. 

Invitation to attend the ordination of Mr. Fairfield at Pepperelborough. 
Deacon Chute and John Farrow chosen delegates. 

April 5, 1763. At the Church meeting for enquiring into the conduct of one of 
the members; — after prayerful light and direction, a committee was appointed to 
deal with the offending person and any others of the Church, or of those who 
had owned their covenant, and did not live agreeable to the rules of the Gospel; 
and to summon such to give an account of their conduct on May the 12th next. 

May 12, 1763. At the adjourned meeting, the Committee reported that they 
had treated with three of five persons they were directed to, and found them of 
suitable temper, and they were forgiven and restored. Seth Webb, one of the 
other two was abroad and had not been seen. The other, the wife of one of the 
men of the parish was dealt with, but not showing a "becoming temper," was 
declared not worthy to be received into the Church. (It does not appear that she 
had applied, or intended to apply for admission; but it is likely that her offence 
and that of the others related to the matter referred to in action of the Church.) 



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At this meeting" this Church unanimously voted — That if those Persons who 
had been married, or had their children baptized by one Townsend of Gorham 
(who was an illiterate exhorter and settled there in a very disorderly manner by 
some Lay Brethren of that Church) would declair to me that they did not go to 
said Townsend for those purposes above mentioned, out of a disorderly temper or 
out of prejudice against Regular Ministers or Churches; but that they really 
thought that the said Townsend was a Regular Minister, and thereby had as good 
authority to marry and baptize as any other minister; that upon their making this 
confession to me, this church was willing to admit them to their privileges. 

June 24th, 1764. Letter from the Church of Christ in North Yarmouth inviting 
to assist in ordaining Mr. Edward Brooks. Chose Deacon Chute delegate. 

October 14th, 1764. Letter from First Church of Christ in Falmouth, "desir- 
ing our assistance in ordaining Mr. Samuel Dean as Colleague Pastor with my 
Father," (Rev. Thomas Smith). Deacon Chute chosen delegate. N. B. "I gave the 
Right Hand of Fellowship." 

October 14th. Letter from First Church of Christ in Llarpswell inviting to 
assist in ordaining Mr. Samuel Eaton. Chose Ephraim Winship and Jacob Elliot 
delegates. "I made the last prayer at the ordination." 

January 6th, 1765. Letter from the People in New Gloucester inviting to assist 
in Imboclying a church there and ordaining Mr. Samuel Foxcraft as their Pastor. 
Chose John Farrow and Moses Starling as delegates. On the i6th of January 
the Counsel gathered a church in that Town and ordained Mr. Foxcraft. "I 
preached the ordination sermon," 

November 3d, 1765. Letter from the 3d Church of Christ in Falmouth, invit- 
ing to assist in ordaining Mr, Ebenezer Williams as their Pastor. Chose John 
Farrow and Curtis Chute their delegates. "I made the prayer before the charge." 

October 16, 1768. Letter from the Proprietors and Inhabitants of Pairson 
Town, inviting this Church to assist in Imbodying a Church there and ordaining 
Mr. John Tompson as Pastor. This Church voted to comply with their request, 
and appointed Zerubabell Hunnewell and Thomas Maybury, delegates. The said 
Church was Imbodyed and Mr, Tompson was ordained in my Father's Meeting- 
House in Falmouth, as it was judged most convenient for several Reasons. "I 
gave the Right hand of fellowship." 

Letter from the Churcli in North Yarmouth inviting to assist in ordaining Mr. 
Tristam Oilman as their Pastor. Appointed Micah Walker and Thomas Trott 
delegates. 

October 1770. At a Church meeting regularly called and met, for the Purpose 



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of choosing one or more suitable persons to serve in this Church in the office of 
Deacon or Deacons, as our Aged Brother Deacon Chute thinks himself incapa- 
ble of serving any longer in that office. After prayer for light and direction, the 
Church voted to choose but one person for the said office. Second, the Church 
unanimously choose Brother Micah Walker into office: And he consented to serve 
in said office. After prayer the meeting was dissolved. 

August 1 8, 1799. Letter from the 2d Parish in Falmouth inviting assistance in 
ordaining Mr. Caleb Bradley. 

Chose Deacon *Paul Little and James Paine Physician delegates. 



*By this it seems that sometime between 1770 and 1799 Paul Little had been appointed Deacon. 
There are no further Records of Church meetings and votes; and this last item is entered by 

another hand. 

To be Continued. 



EARLY SETTLERS OF PITTSTON, ME., 1781 



FROM THE VALUATION LISTS OF THE TOWN. 



COMMUNICATED BY F. W. FLITNER, BOSTON, MASS. 




ITSTTON was incorporated a town from the plantation 
called Gardnerstown, Feb'y 4, 1779, '^^^ comprised what 
is now the city of Gardiner, towns of West Gardiner, part 
of Farmingdale, Chelsea, Randolph, and present Pittston. 

The first settlers came 1 760. Some of them who came between 
1760 and 1 78 1 are not on the valuation lists of 1781 to 1791, 
namely — 



Benjamin Fitch, 
Jeremiah Colburn, 
Jeremiah Colburn, Jr., 
John Denny, 
Moses Bickford, 
Wni. Winter, 
Nathaniel Denbow, 



Peter Hopkins, 
Wm. Usher, 
Thos. Philbrook, 
W^m. Philbrook, 
Solomon Tibbetts, 
Joseph Glidden, 
Wm. Everson, 



Paul Kenny, 
Sam'l Oldham, 
Wm. Law, 
Herman Raffens, 
John Deni, 
Jacob Loud, 
Ebenezer Tibbett, 



Jonathan Philbrook, 
Wm. Bacon, 
Francis Winter, 
Stephen Kenny, 
James Cox, 
Dennis Jenkins 
Nathaniel Cole 



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Names. Polls 

James Winslow 3 

Gideon Gardiner 2 

Henry Smith i 

Benja Colburn 2 

Richard Thomas - 

Seth Soper i 

Rogers Lapham i 

Rueben Colburn i 

Samuel Oakman i 

Oliver Colburn i 

Thomas Agry ; . . . . 3 

Nathaniel Bailey i 

Edward Fuller i 

Abner Marson i 

Samuel Eastman 3 

Rueben Smith i 

James Perry i 

Martin Hailey 3 

Samuel Dudley - 

Daniel Dudley i 

David Young i 

Thos and Davd Agry 2 

Oliver Lapham i 

Ezra Davis i 

Ezra Davis, Jun i 

Thos. and Wm. Hailey 2 

Samuel Berry i 

Benaiah Door 2 

Nathaniel Berry i 

Thomas Town i 

Andrew Goodwin - 

James Stackpole 2 

William Gardiner, Esqr. ... i 

Joseph Hailey i 

Eleazar Tarbox i 

Joseph North, Esqr i 

Joseph Burns i 

Samuel Norcross 3 

Bela Burrel i 

David Lawrence i 

Enoch Moffat i 

Non-Residents. 
His Excellency, John Hancock, 

Nathaniel Tracy 

Florentius Nassall, Esq 

Burnal 

Abiel Lovejoy, Esq 

Revd Habijah Weld 

Edmund Bridge, Esq 

John Pumroy 

James Bowdoin, Esq 

Silvester Gardner, Esq 

John Pitts, Esq 

Charles Ward Anthrop, Esq.., 

Jonathan Bowman, Esq 

David Jeffries, Esq 

Joseph North, Esq , 

Total 



Total 

£ 

53 
105 

79 

40 

o 

91 

22 

100 

556 

59 

315 

42 

16 

30 

36 

8 

3 
112 

47 
64 
42 

183 
6 
6 

3 

o 

68 

28 

124 

52 

6 

141 

1125 

72 

14 
28 
12 
91 
3 
47 
23 



Valuation 
s. d 

13 

o 



Names. 

o James M^Causland 

6 Joseph Stackpole 

o Pelton Warren 

o Andw Bradstreet 

o David Berry 

o Henry McCausland, Jun . . . 

o Jams Johns Davis 

6 Samuel Palmer 

o Mark Parsons 

o Leonard Cooper 

o John Bailey 

o Will Wilkins 

o Ja.bez Robbinson 

o William Burke 

o Joseph Galusha 

o John Parks 

o Ezekiel Cushing 

o Dan and Jas Tibbets 

6 William Barker 

6 Joseph Barker 

o Andw McCausland 

o Jos Prat Evens 

o Daniel Ring 

o Sam Goodwin, Jun 

o Jonath Oldham 

o John Taggart 

o John Mason 

o Aaron Warren 

o Joseph Silvester 

o William Colburn 

o Thomas Moore 

o Abrahm Southward 

o Daniel Hilton 

8 Nathn Blanchard 

o Silas Clark 

o John Law 

o Zechi" Flitner 

o Nathl Berry, Jun 

o Thomas Berry 

o Henry McCausland 

o 

Acres Unim- 
proved Land. 

2,800 

3,100 

i'35o 

80 



Po 



5 

800 

250 

130 

7,020 

7,120 

3,100 

3,100 

1,596 

1,600 

1,400 



Total 
£ 

13 

3 
o 
20 
28 
16 
3 
14 
10 

13 

10 

o 

137 
23 
18 

137 
30 
45 
34 
18 

25 
o 

9 
o 

9 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
I 

14 

4 
42 
18 

8 
21 

o 
49 



Valuation. 
s. d. 

O 

O 

O 

O 

O 

O 

O 

O 

O 

O 

O 

O 
10 

O 

O 
10 

13 
O 

8 
18 

3 
o 

13 
o 

3 

10 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 

3 

o 

o 
10 
10 
10 

o 

10 



Sums Total 
£ s. 
140 



155 

67 

4 

2 

40 

12 

6 

351 

421 

155 

155 

79 

80 

70 



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Abidiah Call, Jr., 
Burnham Clark, 
Asa Wright, 
Carter & Bradish, 
William Springer, 
Robert McCausland, 
Richard Mashindean, 

Jonathan Blanchard, 
Widow Anna Agery, 
Allen Wing, 
Jona Jewett, 
Gardiner Williams, 
Noah Webber, 
Caleb Kimball, 
James Flagg, 
John Gray, 

Mark W hidden, 
Joshua Reed, 

Joseph Pulsifer, 

Walker, 

Brazillai Gannett. 
James Mason, 

Joshua Reed, 
Joseph Blodget, 
Eben Blodget, 
Samuel Moody, 
Peter Darly, 
James Law, 
Samuel Marsen, Jr., 

RolDt. Edgcom Mason, 
Ezekel Pollard, 
Isaac Clark, 
Allen Doer, 
Shereljiali Town, 
William Lyford, 
Charles Quincy, 
James Boise, 
Henry Dearborn, 



Names on Valuation List May i8, 1784. 
Christopher Jaquins, 
James Dudley, 
Brackett Tole, or Towle, 
Hannah Bailey, 

James Springar, 

Cato, (a Negro), 

John Stanford, 
Names on Valuation List, 1785. 

Gardiner McCausland, 

John Baley, 

Nathl B. Dingley, 

Stephen Jewett, 

Siemon Goodwin, 

Richard Dolloffs, 

Bartholomew Pollard, 

John Elliot, 

Abraham Southard, 
Names on Valuation List, 1787. 

David Bliss, 

Wm. Pratt, 
Names on Valuation List, 1789. 

David Locke, 

James Judkins, 

Samuel Lang, 

Jeremiah Wakefield, 
Not on List, 1781. 

David Dunham, 

Benoni Hunt, 

John Beman, 

Moses Dudley, 

James Clark, 

Wm. Coleman, 

Ebenzr Thomas, 
Not on Lists, 1781 or 1784. 

Benja Shaw, 

John Pollard, 

Swet, Jr., 

John Webber, Sr., 

David Berry, 

Elijah Robinson, 

Philip Roach, 

John Goodwin, 



Jonathan Winslow, 
Micajah Bailey, 
Joseph Webber, 
John Cotton Gookins, 
Ithiel Gorden, 
Robert Sherley, 
John Foster. 

Samuel Grant, 
David Philbrook, 

Swet, 

Ephraim Connor, 
John Sylvester, 
Jonah Brown, 
Elijah Pollard, 
David Wetmore, 
Joseph Fall. 

John Clarke, 
Henry Quincy. 

John Nichols, 

Nichols, 

Mattocks, 

Samuel Jones. 

John Hailey, 
John Agry, 
Ezekiel Webber, 

• Wyer, 

Aaron Wing, 
Andrew McLeo. 



Thomas Jackson, 
Dan Kelly, 

-. Nutter, 

John Webber, Jr., 
Noah Nason, 
Nathaniel Kimball, 
Carpenter Winslow, 
Boston. 



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Elisha Prescott, 
Eli Andrews, 



Stephens, 

Richard Kimball, 
Christopher Jackins, 
George Stanley, 



Not on Lists 1781, 1784 or 1785. 
Wm. Bachelder, 
Scribner Moody, 

Not on Lists 1781 to 1787. 
James Kinsman, 
Alexander McAllister, 
Francis Knight, 
Ebenezer Pratt, 



Jonathan Piper, 
Jeremiah Moody. 



Thomas Owens, 
Thomas Ward, 
William Blodgett, 
Levi Shepard. 

Assessors 



Samuel Oakman, 

Seth Soper, \ of said 

David Lawrence, ) Pittston, 1784. 




Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 169 

TOPSHAM, ME., MARRIAGES SOLEMNIZED BY ESQ. 

JOHN MERRILL. 



COPIED FROM ORIGINAL RECORD BY WM. P. MERRILL. 



June 


25> 




29, 


Aug. 


29, 


Jan. 


6, 




% 




13, 


Feb. 


6, 


April 


18, 


May 


22, 


Dec. 


25^ 


Jan. 


22, 


Feb. 


17, 


Mar. 


29. 


April 


2 1, 


June 


1 17 


Sept. 


26, 


Jan. 


12, 


April 


15. 


Jan. 


20, 


Feb. 


17. 




27, 


May 


7, 




28, 


Sept. 


8, 


Oct. 


19. 




26, 


Dec. 


13. 


June 


5, 


Sept. 


13, 



1776. William Widgery of Falmouth and Elizabeth Randall. 
William Bourk and Mary Parker. 

Stephen Titcomb and Elizabeth Henry. 

1777. Ebenezer Dunlap and Christian Potter. 
John Jones and Abigail Kenney. 
Joseph Clifford and Susanna Marcy. 
Steel Foster and Martha Potter. 
Hatherly Foster and Mary Potter. 
Jacob Knight and Charity Robinson. 
Joseph Wheeler and Sarah Moffat. 

1778. John Mustard and Abigail Randall. 

John Dunlap and Keziah Work of Brunswick. 

James Dunlap and Keziah Lewis. 

Samuel Potter and Elizabeth Dunlap. 

Stephen Scolfield and Margaret Knowles of Brunswick. 

Timothy Wamouth and Elizabeth Wilson. 

Richard Poor and Susanna Potter. 

1779. William Allen and Sarah Stockman. 

John Mallot and Reliance Thompson. 
Joseph Jack and Abigail Gray. 

1780. Thomas Smith and Mehitable Hooker 
Benjamin Henderson and Sarah Owen. 

All the above given to Robert Hunter, Town Clerk. 
Thomas Brierhurst and Susanna Gardner. 
Samuel Clark and Deidamia Ingraham. 
John Waine and Mary Mallett. 
Luther Hall and Elizabeth Farnum. 
Enos Jewell and Deborah Hall. 

David Robertson and Kenney. 

Zebulon Witham and Elizabeth Orr. 

1 78 1. Nathaniel Hinkley of Brunswick, and Mary Reed. 
John Brown and Susanna Sinkler. 



170 Maine Historical a^id Genealogical Recorder. 

Robert Blair and Charity Knight. 

Calvin Hall and Tabitha Gelesou. 

Elnathan Hinkley of Brunswick and Mary Wilson. 

Robert Jack and Margaret Reed. 

Robert Hunter and Margaret Randall. 

Gideon Hinkley and Sarah Cole, 

John McManus of Brunswick, and Elizabeth McDaniel. 

Samuel Smith and Lydia Bunker, of Fairfield. 

James Michall and Sarah Sargant. 

James Dunlap and Elizabeth Potter. 

James Alexander and Dorithy Stover. 

William Wilson, Jr., and Margaret Owen. 

John Wilson and Rachel Thompson of Brunswick. 

William Mallett and Deborah Collinmore. 

Robert Hewey and Bethiah Henderson. 

Nathan Clark and Mary Hewey. 

Isaac Whitney and Sarah Trufant. 

Seth Hinkley and Experiance Tebbetts. 

William Colder and Dorcas Dill, both of Lewiston. 

Elkanah Baker and Abagail Young, at Fairfield. 

Stephen Coffin and Betty Blasdell, both of Lewiston. 

John Starbard and Ebiel Policy, both of Pottertown. 

Abner Stevens and Lydia Whitney. 

William Stinson and Sarah Perrey. 
James Potter and Jenney Mallet. 
Daniel Cuningham and Elizabeth Potter. 

Jesse Davis of Bowdoin and Elizabeth Wilson. 

Joseph Woodward and Eunice Rideout. 

Edward Tebbets and Sarah Duglas. 
12, Samuel Wilson and Prissilla Purinton. 

14, James Gray and Sarah Niles. 

Isaac Tebbetts and Jean Hinkley. 
Oct. 3, Jonathan Baker and Margaret Dunlap. 

26, Increas Blithen and Isabella Whitney. 

Nov. 14, John Brown and Sarah Magridge. 

Dec. 28, John Brown Jonson and Hannah Fulton. 

Feb. 17, 1785. George Sawyer and Hannah Dains. 



Oct. II, 


1781. 


Nov. 22, 




Mar. 25, 


1782. 


April 




May 30, 




Aug. 8, 




22, 




Oct. 24, 




31, 




Nov. 26, 




Dec. 12, 




Jan. 30, 


1783. 


Mar. 10, 




30, 




April 23, 




24, 




May 22, 




July 10, 




Aug. 14, 




Sept. 4, 




18, 




Oct. 30, 




Nov. 16, 




Jan. 4, 


1784. 


April 8, 




8, 




June 8, 




17. 




July 6, 





Maine Historical aud Genealogical Recorder. 171 

1785. Hugh Wilson and Mariah Duggon. 
James Weeks and Prissilla Hegins. 
John Alexander and Prissilla Mustard. 
Hezekiah Bryant and Joanna Kelley. 
Edward Gower and Sarah Smith. 
David Potter and Sarah Sawyer. 
Joshua Lake and Sarah Dill. 
Simeon Kimball and Rhodah Blithen. 

1786. Andrew Walker of Arundel and Susanna Merrill. 
Jethry Sanborn and Martha Ross. 
Samuel Clark and Elizabeth Baker. 
Jude Baker and Mehitable Magoe. 
William Hogan and Salome Steward. 
David Mustard and Elizabeth Stinson. 
Stephen Gray and Lois Canon. 
Robert Canon and Tamson Gray. 

Joseph Riggs Gatchel and Grace Sprague, both of Royalstown. 
James Purinton and Silance Winchell. 
Joel Richardson and Lydia Babb. 
Josiel Smith and Rachel Purinton. 

1787. Thomas Patten and Catherine Fulton. 
Ebenezer Ferren and Martha Wilson. 
The above all given in to Mr. Hunter, Clerk. 
Hosea Knight and Susanna Tilton. 
William Crabtree and Sarah Beal. 
William Higgins and Sarah House. 
John Dugan and Mary Orr. 

1788. Capt. David Dunning of Brunswick, and Mary Hunter. 
Thomas Town and Susanna Haley. 
Amos Childs and Ester Alexander. 
James Wilson of Little River and Elizabeth Macgraw. 
Thomas Dugan and Cloe Trufant. 
Moses Haid and Rebecca Gowel. 
James Walker and Sarah Tufts. 
Phillip Call and Hannah Whitten. 
The above all given in to Mr. Hunter, Clerk, Nov. 6. 

Jan. 7, 1789. Benjamin Patterson of Saco, and Elizabeth Patten. 



Feb. 


27 


Mch. 


2, 


May 


5. 


July 


20, 


Nov. 




Dec. 


8, 




15, 




27. 


Feb. 


23. 


Mch. 


20, 


June 


15. 




22, 


July 


28, 


Sept. 


10, 


Nov. 






23, 


Dec. 


19. 




21, 


Mch. 


I, 




17, 


July 


8, 




23, 


Sept. 


12, 


Dec. 


12, 


Jan. 


29, 


Feb. 


17, 




28, 


Mch. 


20, 




23, 


April 


8, 


Aug. 


21, 


Sept. 


3, 



172 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

1789. John Walles and Sarah Stover. 
Daniel Eaton and Ann Mallet 
Joseph Patten and Mary Fulton. 
James Prescott and Polley Owen. 
William Remmek and Elizabeth Austin. 

1790. Isaac Jaques and Mary Orr. 
Paul Ross and Susanna Tufts. 
Robert Alexander and Elizabeth Combes. 
Russell Hinckley and Reliance Tebbets. 
Jonathan Whitney and Deborah Heggins. 

1 79 1. Josiah Simpson and Martha Potter. 
Nathaniel Spalding and Elizabeth Ross. 
Samuel Ackley and Elizabeth Moody. 

1792. Jonathan Beal Jr., and Lucy Douty. 
Ezra Ames and Lucy Garcelon. 
Jacob Whitemore and Elizabeth Woodard. 
William Graves and Sarah Jaques. 
Lemuel Thompson and Susanna Haley. 
Mark Garcelon and Hannah Ames. 
John Potter and Abagail Farnham. 
Edmond Wamouth Jr., and Olive Hamilton. 
John Perry and Jennie Winchell. 
Joseph Small and Mary Jackson. 
Crispus Graves and Betty Jaques. 

1793. John Forbes and Hannah Cotton. 
David Robertson and Rebecca Nickerson. 

Patten and Mary Jack. 

Brown Baker and Hannah Roberson of Fairfield. 

1794. James Starbard and Margaret Duglas. 
Robert McManus of Brunswick and Elenor Combes. 

1795. Isaac Cotton and Betsey Sylvester. 
Andrew Whitehouse and Betsey Haley. 
Thomas Hinkley and Mary Bourk. 
Joseph Graves and Cynthia West. 

1797. John White and Mary Wyman. 

Ephraim Mariner of Brunswick and Polley Graves. 
Joseph Swett and Margaret Patten. 



Feb. 


7, 


June 


15. 


July 


7, 


Aug. 


19^ 


Nov. 


14, 


Jan. 


24, 


Feb. 


18, 


Mch. 


16, 


May 


25, 


Dec. 


2, 


Feb. 


24, 


Mch. 


2, 


Nov. 


18, 


Jan. 


16, 




19' 


Mch. 


8, 


April 


29. 


Sept. 


27. 


Oct. 


II, 




18, 




25. 


Nov. 


15. 




29, 


Dec. 


13, 


Mch. 


14, 


Feb. 


7, 


June 


2, 


April 


18, 




29. 


Jan. 


2, 


April 


3, 


Sept. 


21, 


Nov. 


19. 


Jan. 


15, 


Mch. 


21, 


May 


14, 



Aug. 


7, 




lO, 


Oct. 


29, 


Dec. 


24, 


May 


18, 


May 


27, 


Aug. 


26, 


Oct. 


7, 




7, 




18, 


Mch. 


23. 


Nov. 


13, 




30, 


Dec. 


7, 




10, 


Feb. 


25. 


Mch. 


I, 


Dec. 


3, 




24, 


Jan. 


7, 


Aug. 


8, 


Dec. 


9, 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 173 

1897. James Tebbets Jr., and Susanna Coombs. 

Joseph Dunlap and Lydia Work. 

Capt. Peter Hopkins and Hannah Alexander. 

Elijah Sylvester of Brunswick and Rhoda Owen. 
1798. Sergant Toll and Florence Orr. 

Moses Plummer and Rebeccah Alexander, 

William Tate and Abagail Patten. 
John Haley Jr., and Lydia 

David Douty and Lucy Orr. 

Humphrey Thompson and Mary Stout. 

1800. Humphrey Purinton and Sally Emery. 
Caleb Curtis and Martha Douty. 

Samuel Ray and Nancy Bean, both of Lewiston. 
David Alexander and Mary Haley. 
Capt. Actor Patten Jr., and Anna Wilson. 
Timothy Hern and Martha Malcom. 

1 80 1. Jeremiah Coffin of Freeport and Olive Thompson. 
James Cole and Margaret Rogers. 

William Wise and Thankful Thompson. 

Actor Wilson and Sally Haley. 

The above given to Ezra Smith, Town Clerk. 

1802. Stephen Bradford and Charity Nichols. 
Hall Jackson Cane and Jane Foster. 
Nathaniel Quint and Lienor Staples. 



174 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 



INSCRIPTIONS FROM HEADSTONES IN FAMILY 

BURRYING GROUND ON FARM OF JAMES W. 

COOK EsQR., IN PARSONSFIELD. 



COPIED BY S. M. WATSON. 



In Memory of 

LUCY, 

relict of THOMAS PARSONS Esqr. 

Who Died Nov. lo, 1811, Aged 54. 



In Memory of 

Thomas Parsons Esqr,"^ who 

Departed This Life 

Aug. 10, 181 1, Aged 76. 



In Memory of MRS. ANNA, 

Wife of THOMAS PARSONS ESQR. 

WHO DIED 

May 24, 1783, Aged 44. 



IN MEMORY OF 

Enoch, son of Thomas and 
Anna Parsons, 
Who Died Apr. 10, 1782, 
AGED 17. 



SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF 

HON. JOHN USHER, 

SON OF THOMAS and 

ANNA PARSONS, 

DIED Oct. 13, 1825, 

Aged. 54. 



''^Thomas Parsons Esqr., the proprietor of the town whose name it bears, once 
owned and lived on this farm. It is located on the Western border of the town 
on a broad and beautiful plain overlooked on all sides by towering mountains, and 
dotted here and there by the tall and graceful American elm ; a romantic spot in- 
deed, one which charmes the heart of the tourist at once, who after much wander- 
ing, climbing and fatigue finds the mecca of his desire at last. This farm later 
became the property of Capt. Luther Emerson, and Joseph P. Emerson Esqr., son- 
in-law and grandson, and now owned by James W. Cook Esqr., of Boston, whose 
wife is a great granddaughter of Thomas Parsons. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



175 



Sacred to the Memory of 

Sylvester G., 
Son of 
LUTHER AND ELIZABETH 
EMERSON, 

Who Died Oct. 17, 1833, aged 21 



In Memory of 
Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Capt. 
Luther emerson, 
Oct. II, 1857, 

AGED 72. 



CAPT. LUTHER EMERSON 

Died July 4, 1875, 

Aged 92. 



HEPSIBETH L., wife of LUTHER 

EMERSON, born Nov. 15, 1791, 

Died Apr. 14, 1869. 



Lucy B., wife of 

Rev. Calvin Chapman, 

AND dau. of Luther 

and Elizabeth U. Emerson, 

died Apr. 14, 1873, aged 56. 



In Memory of 

Joseph P. Emerson, 

Born Nov. 3, 18 10, died 

July 17, 1884. 



In Memory of 
SARAH D., WIFE OF 
J. P. EMERSON, born Apr. 13, 
died May 23, 1887. 



15. 




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176 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



NOTES, QUERIES, ETC. 



Atwell. — Information is wanted of John 
Atwell who came from England about 1630. 
He married a daughter of John Maine, and 
lived at one time in Northyarmouth, in Lynn, 
and also purchased an estate in York. 

Address, Francis H. Markoe, M.D. 

20 West 30 St., New York City. 

Shipwreck. On Tuesday evening last in a 
violent S. E. Storm the brig Peggy, Capt. 
Williamson from Arichat, Cape Brenton, 
owned by Mr. Forsyth of Halifax, and con- 
signed to Mr. Thomas Amory of this town 
(Falmouth Me.), was cast away on Lynn beach, 
and all the crew consisting of twelve persons 
perished ; one only, excepted. The brig was 
loaded with fish. 

Eastern Herald, Dec. 17, 1795. 

Merry. Deserted from Capt. Theodore 
Bliss' Company, in Col. Patterson's Regiment 
in Charlestown Camp, William Merry of Bid- 
deford in Saco, about 5 feet 3 inches high, of a 
thick stature, very large legs, had on a fustian 
coat, striped gingham waistcoat, and a pair of 
velvet breeches. 

Whoever takes up said Merry shall be re- 
warded, and all necessary charges paid by 

Theo. Bliss, Capt. 

Essex Gazette {Salem) 1775. 

Dunning. Andrew Dunning Esqi". died 

July 31, 1800, in his 64th year. Mrs. Elizabeth 

wife of Andrew Dunning died March 4, 1800 

in her 61 st year. 

Tomb Stone at Brunswick. 

Noyes — Hill. Nicholas Noyes of Bakers 
Town (Poland) in the County of Cumberland, 
Commonwealth of Mass. was married to Miss 
Rachel Hill of Candia, Feb. 16, 1792. 
Records of Candia. 

J. H. Drummond. 



I 59:8 



Northyarmouth. For time and expenses 
in Perambulating the line Between the Provence 
land & Northyarmouth by order of the 
Genl. Court in ApH, 1735. Being about 
one fifth Part of the Whole Charges in 
Perambulating sd. lines and laying out 
the Township Granted to Jona : Powers, 
John Hammond & others, on the Back 
or near of Northyarmouth.j 
Pr. Order of the Committee, 

(signed) EBENr Burrill. 

To his Excellency the Governor & the 
Honble his Majs; Councell of the Massachu- 
setts Bay in Boston June 1736. 

The subscriber prays allowance of the above 
Acct : 

Pr. Ordi" of the Comee, who Perambulated sd. 
line with Northyarmouth. 

and shall Pray 
Sworne Too by Mr. Burrill & allowed by the 
Committee 

(signed) W. Dudley. 

In Council July 6, 1736. 
Advised and consented that a Warrant be 
made out to the Treasurer to pay unto Ebenezer 
Burrell Esq. the abovesaid sum of fifty nine 
pounds eight shillings by him to be paid to the 
persons to whom it is due in full Discharge of 
his account said sum to be paid out of the 
appropriation. 
Mass. Miscellaneous files. 

Dr. J. F. Pratt. 

Marine Hospilal. 

Mr. Holden. Dear Sir: — You will oblige 
me by meeting with the Committee appointed 
to draft a memorial to Congress upon the 
subject of a Marine Hospital, at my office in 
Middle street on Monday at 11 '^'clock. 
Truly yours, 

A. Smith. 
Portland, JanY 27, 1838. 



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1893, 



Valuable Historical Sketches remain over for want of space, but 
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CONTENTS OF THIS NUMBER. 



Governor Kent, 

Biddeford Church Records, 

Book of Eastern Claims, 

Barrows Family, 

Kittery, Historical Scraps, 

Windham, History - 

Col. Cutts' Regiment, - 

Scarboro' Cemetery Inscriptions 

St. John, N. B. " 

Pownalboro' Records, 

Obituaries, . _ . 

Notes, Queries, Etc., 





PAGE. 


Williams. 


117 


Meserve. 


181 


Moore, 


186 


Robinson. 


198 


Fogg. 


207 


Bodge. 


210 


Goodale. 


219 


Watson. 


223 


N. B. Hist. Soc. 22^ 


Lowell. 


229 


Alden. 


232 


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- 235 



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Gov. Edward Kent. 



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RECORDER. 



Vol. VII. 



OCOTBER, 1893. 



No. 4. 



EDWARD KENT. 



[From the Copyright of H. C. Williams^ 




DWARD KENT was born in Concord, N. H., Jan. 8^^ 
1802. He was the sixth child and youngest son of Wil- 
iam Austin Kent, a native of Charlestown, Mass., who 
had settled in Concord. His mother was a native of Sterling, 
Mass., and sister of Prentiss Mellen, the first Chief Justice of the 
State of Maine. The entire family of Mr. Kent consisted of four 
sons and four daughters, of whom the majority attained social 
position and distinction. 

Edward graduated at Harvard College in 1821, at the age of 
nineteen. Electing the legal profession, he qualified himself for its 
practice by study under Benjamin Orr, one of the most eminent 
lawyers of Maine, and under the tuition of Chancellor Kent, the 
most distinguished legal commentator in the United States. 

In looking for a place to settle, he visited Bangor in 1824, and 
in September 1825, he opened a law office in that promising 
centre. His fine personal appearance and affable manners soon 
won him many friends. Intellectual pursuits connected with the 
law especially attracted him, and he sought relief from the routine 
of his profession in writing for the press, and in the discussion of 



178 Maine Historical a7id Genealogical Recorder. 

political questions in a local debating society of which he was an 
active member. Admitted to practice in the Supreme Judicial 
Court in 1827, after having complied with the rules of the court by 
two years practice in the Court of Common Pleas, he was appointed 
the same year, by the Governor, Chief Justice of the Court of 
Sessions. This office he held from April, 1827, to December, 1828. 
About this time he entered into copartnership with Jonathan P. 
Rogers, a distinguished member of the bar, and then officiating 
Attorney-General of the State. This connection lasted two or 
three years, when in 1831 a partnership was formed with Jonas 
Cutting, under the title of Kent & Cutting; this continued for 
about eighteen years. 

The growing popularity of Mr. Kent was manifest in his repeated 
election to fill town offices for succeeding years, and Representa- 
tive to the Legislature from the Bangor District in 1828-9 where 
at the age of 26 he made a reputation for himself. In 1836 Mr. 
Kent was chosen Mayor of Bangor, and was re-elected the following 
year. Mayor Kent was nominated in 1836 by the Whigs for the 
chief magistracy of the State; he was rejected at the polls however 
for the Whig party to which he belonged was in a minority. He 
was again nominated in 1837 and elected. His election was a 
great shock to the Democratic party, as Maine had for many years 
been a Democratic State. On the 19^^ of January, 1838, he was 
inaugurated, and his message was one of intrinsic importance. He 
excused the suspension of specie payments in consequence of the 
pressure of the times, but urged resumption at the earliest possible 
day. He insisted that the Northeastern Boundary-line should be 
run as authorized by Congress, and that the General Government 
should extricate the state from all the perplexities that the danger- 
ous dispute about limits had created. In 1840 he was again a 
candidate for the Governorship, but there was n^o election by the 
people, and out of the four highest candidates the House sent the 



Maiite Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 179 

names of John Fairfield and Edward Kent to the Senate. The 
latter body being largely composed of Whigs, elected Mr. Kent, 
by a two-thirds majority. He held the office during 1841. 

In 1842 the discussion of the Northeastern Boundary led to a 
convention between the British Minister, Lord Ashburton, and 
Daniel Webster, the American Secretary of State under President 
Tyler. Mr. Kent was appointed a commissioner by the Legislature 
to confer with the Secretary in regard to the interests of MaiVie. 
In the negotiation be urged the maintenance of the territorial 
integrity of the State, but without success. The surrender of a 
portion of this territory in the settlement, against his protests, was 
the occasion of much feeling in the State. 

Governor Kent resumed the practice of his profession in connec- 
tion with Mr. Cutting at Bangor, continuing in it until his appoint- 
ment to the American Consulate at Rio Janeiro by President 
Taylor in 1849. The duties of this office were performed with his 
wonted skill and efficiency for four years, when he was relieved by 
President Pierce. Returning to Bangor, he resumed his practice 
in which he associated his brother George, and thus continued 
until 1859, when he was appointed by Governor Morrill to a seat 
upon the bench of the Supreme Court. Judge Kent was re- 
appointed in 1866 by Governor Cony, and held the office until 1873. 
After leaving the bench. Judge Kent travelled for twelve months 
in Europe with his family making a tour of great pleasure and 
satisfaction. 

In 1874 he returned again to professional duty at Bangor where 
he spent the remainder of his life. The last public position held 
by him was that of President of the Convention for the Amend- 
ment of the Constitution of the State, in 1875. 

Judge Kent was twice married. His first wife was, Sarah, 
daughter of Nathaniel Johnston, Esq. of Hillsbourough, N. H., who 
died in 1853. Of their children, Charlotte married an EngHsh 



180 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

gentleman in Rio, and died there of yellow-fever. James died in 
Rio, also of this fever. Kitty returned with her parents to the 
United States, and survived her mother four years. Mr. Kent was 
overwhelmed with grief by his successive afflictions, as his 
chief happiness had been in domestic ties and the friendships that 
clustered about his life. His subsequent marriage occurred in 1855 
to Miss Abby Anne, daughter of Rev. Otis Rockwood of Lynn, 
M^s., a lady in every way fitted to make him a congenial and 
charming companion. 

Their only child, a son, is a graduate of Harvard College, bears 
his father's name and promises well to sustain his reputation. 
After a short period of apparent illness, Governor Kent died on the 
19th of May, 1877. 

From the many tributes to his memory by those who knew him 
best in all walks of life, we can publish here but a few lines which 
appear to voice the whole. 

"If the life of Judge Kent was marked by any one distinctive 
trait above his other estimable qualities, it was that of perfect in- 
tegrity of heart and life. To do wrong to another in thought, word 
or deed would have been to have wronged the deeper his own soul. 
To be and not to seem was eminently characteristic of him, and to 
have lived the life of one not open as the day would have been 
abhorrent to his very nature." 

"His administration as Governor was dignified, faithful and 
honest, and irradiated by a love for his adopted State which showed 
how deeply it had become to him an object of affection and pride. 
His interest in the question of the Northeastern Boundary was 
intelligent and absorbing, and since the time of Enoch Lincoln it 
may not be too much to say that it had scarcely been upheld by 
any other hand with equal devotion and chivalry." 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 181 



RECORDS OF FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 

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BAPTISMS. 

Charity, dau. of John and Anna Smith. 
Moses, son of Jerediah and Jane Smith. 
Samuel, son of Samuel and Huldah Gilpatrick. 
Samuel, son of Snell and Margret Winget. 
Mary, dau. of Joshua and Martha Hill. 

Bowry, son of Bowry and Curtis. 

Isaac and Roger, sons of Ephraim and Rhoda Curtis. 
Rebeckah, dau. of Benj^ Jr. and Sarah Hooper. 
Rosanna, dau. of Benj^ and Hannah Staple. 
Olive, dau. of Samuel jr. and Betty Haley. 
John, son of Tho^. and Miriam Townsan. 
Jane, dau. of Tho^ and Margret Drinkwater. 
Sarah, dau. of Samuel and Hannah Hill. 
John, son of Ezekiel and Sarah Tarbox. 
Lydia, dau. of Joshua and Elizabeth Haley. 
Ebenezer, son of John and Mehetable Staple. 
Eunice, dau. of Brian and Anna Fletcher. 
Anna, dau. of John and Mehetable Staple. 
Mary Gray, an adult person. 
Joseph, son of Samuel jr. and Eliza Haley. 
Olive, dau. of Daniel and Agnes Tarbox. 
Molly, dau. of Phinehas and Mary Downs. . 
William, son of William and Thankful Murch. 
Anna, dau. of Lemuel and Margret Tarbox. 
Jotham, son of Robert and Dorethy Gilpatrick. 
Olive, dau. of Joseph and Sarah Clark. 



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Phebe, dau. of Job and Emery. 

Margret, dau. of Joseph and Sarah Haley. 

Elijah, son of Allason and Elizabeth Smith. 

Asa, son of Jerediah and Jane Smith. 

Miriam, dau. of William and Miriam Wadlin. 

Sarah and Adah, daus. of David and Elizabeth Young. 

James Plaisted, son of James Plaisted and Abigail Hill. 

Thomas, son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Cole. 

Mary Smith, dau. of Jeremiah jr., and Mary Hill. 

Dolly, dau. of Lemuel and Olive Foss. 

Benjamin, son of Amos and Mary Gorden. 

Samuel, son of George and Mary Perkins. 

Jacob, son of John Grifhn and Mary Cole Davis. 

1774. Esther, dau. of John jr. and Rebeckah 

Alice, dau. of Thos. and Alice Fletcher. 
Noah, son of Ephraim and Rhoda Curtis. 
Mercy, dau. of Benjamin and Mary Milberry. 

Jane, dau. of James and Graham. 

Molly, dau. of Henry and Sarah Pendexter. 
Jeremy, son of Benjamin and Rachel Prockter. 
May 8, Zebulun, son of Zebulun and Keziah Gorden. 

Benjamin, son of Benj^ jr. and Hannah Tarbox. 

Mary, dau. of David and Elizabeth King. 

Joshua, son of James and Mary Emery. 

John, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Emery. 

Stephen, son of Stephen and Hannah Joy. 

John, son of Benjamin and Rachel Prockter. 

Jeremiah, son of Haven and Sarah Tarbox. 

Sarah, dau. of Shadrack and Elizabeth Wetherby. 

Hannah, dau. of Andrew and Sarah Smith. 

James and Betty, son and dau. of Nathaniel and Sophia Cole. 

Abigail, dau. of John and Abigail Adams. 

David, son of Allason and Elizabeth Smith. 

Peter, son of Ezra and Cole. 

Samuel, son of John and Sarah Dyer. 
Mary, dau. of Jonathan and Charity Smith. 
Jotham, son of Joshua and Martha Hill. 



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Dec. 18, ^William, son of James Esq. and Mehetable Sullivan. 

Salome, dau. of Matthew and Mary Kassick. 
1775, Melatiah, son of Joshua and Elizabeth Haley. 

Huldah, dau. of William and Huldah Gilpatrick. 

Robert Scamman, son of Robert and Dorethy Gilpatrick. 

Edward, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Mason. 

Sarah, dau. of Joseph and Sarah Fletcher. 

Benjamin, son of Benjamin and Hannah Staple. 

Miriam and John, son and dau. of Thomas and Hannah 
Donnell. 
June 8, Zebediah, Mary, Eunice, Hezekiah, and Olive, sons and daus. 

of Matthew and Mary Kassick. 
" 18. Thomas, son of Jacob and Bradbury. 

Jeremiah, son of John and Lydia Winget. 
" 29, Rebeckah and Elisha andjerusha Staple. 

Dodavah and Eliakim, sons of Dodavah and Sarah Bickford. 

Mary, dau. of Job and Emery. 

Sarah, dau. of George and Mary Perkins. 

Mehetable, dau. of John and Mehetable Staple. 

Molley, dau. of Benj'^. and Rachel Prockter. 

James, son of James and Sarah Staple. 

Daniel, son of Snell and Margret Wingate. 

Prisella, dau. of Samuel and Margret Tarbox. 

John, son of William and Thankful Murch. 

Haven, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Emery. 

Betty, dau. of John and Abigail Adams. 
Nov. I, Caleb, son of Caleb and Elizabeth Lock. 

Anna, dau. of John and Anna Smith. 

Sally, dau. of Jerediah and Jane Smith. 

Sarah, dau. of Joseph and Clark. 

Molly, dau. of Edward and Jane Smith. 

Olive, dau. of William and Miriam Wadlin. 

Huldah, dau. of Zebulun and Keziah Gorden. 



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*Winiam Sullivan, b. Nov. 30, 1774, graduated from Harvard, 1792, and later received the 
Degree of L. L. D. and was admitted to the l)ar in Boston in 1795, and "rose to the head of the 
Suffolk Co. Bar." He was often in the Legislature, was an elegant pleader and a Brigadier Gen. 
of Militia. He was also a fine scholar and a member of several learned societies. He published 
several works of a Political and Historical character. He died in Boston, Sept. 3, 1839. 



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Nov. 12, Susanna, dau. of John and Sarah Dyer. 

Rachel, dau. of Henry and Sarah Pendexter. 
" 19, Thomas, son of Thomas and Miriam Townsan. 

Molly, dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth Shepherd. 
Ezekiel, son of Ezekiel and Sarah Tarbox. 

1776. Lucy, dau. of Ezekiel and Jermimah Bradford. 
Elizabeth, dau. of James Plaisted and Abigail Hill. 
Moses, son of the Revd. Mr. Moses and Mrs. Hannah 

Morrill. 

Mar. 4, Sarah, dau. of Capt. Jeremiah and Hill. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas and Margret Drinkwater. 
" 18, Jebez, son of Amos and Molley Gorden. 

Apr. 21, Mary, dau. of James and Mary Emery. 

June 16, Zechariah, son of Daniel and Agnes Tarbox. 

" 26, William, son of David and Elizabeth King. 

Samuel, son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Cole. 
Pelatiah, son of Dodavah and Sarah Bickford. 
John, son of Nathaniel and Abigail Perkins 
Dorcas Milberry, dau. of Pierce and Olive Bickford. 
Molly, dau. of John and Shuah Tarbox. 
July 7, Anna, dau. of Andrew and Sarah Smith. 

" 14, Robert and Hannah, son and dau. of James and Margret 

McFarland. 
Aug. II, Joseph, son of Joseph and Sarah Pletcher. 
Joseph, son of Joseph and Lavina Stimson. 
Josiah Stover, son of Phinehas and Lucy Mclntire. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Haven and Sarah Tarbox. 
Sarah, dau. of David and Lydia Stover. 
Betty, dau. of Shadrach and Elizabeth Wetherby. 
Jacob, son of Bowry and Curtis. 

1777. James, son of William and Thankful Rel. Murch. 
Lucy, dau. of Eligood and Lucy Mills. 
Jotham, son of Joshua and Elizabeth Haley. 
Molley, dau, of Jonathan and Molley Tarbox. 

of Samuel and Betty Haley. 

Sarah, dau. of Joshua and Martha Hill. 
Jacob, son of Jacob and Alice Spofford. 





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June 8, "^John, son of James Esq. and Mrs. Mehetable Sullivan. 

July 20, MoUey, dau. of John and Lydia Winget. 

Martha, dau. of Matthew and Mary Kassick. 

Abigail, dau. of Snell and Margret Wingate. 

Jeremiah, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Gilpatrick. 
" 10, John, son of John and Eunice Gilpatrick. 

John, son of Benjamin and Sarah Hooper. 
" 24, John, son of John and Sarah Dyer. 

Sept. 6, Mary Langdon, dau. of 

" 14, Amos, son of Amos and Mary Gorden, 

" 20, Sarah, dau. of Benjamin and Hannah Staple. 

Oct. 3, Elizabeth, dau. of James and Abiel Stackpole. 

" 9, Joseph, son of Joseph Young and Anna Stackpole. 

Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel and Mary Foss. 
" 16, Rebeckah, dau, af Lemuel and Olive Foss. 

" 22, Elizabeth Brown, dau. of John and Anna Smith. 

Mary, dau, of Caleb and Elizabeth Lock. 

John Poak, son of Jacab and Anna Hooper. 

Jemima, dau. of Jerediah and Jane Smith. 

Anna, dau, of Edward and Jane Smith. 

Daniel, son of Benjamin and Hepzibah Haley. 

Eunice, dau. of Zebulun and Eunice Gorden. 



*John Langdon Sullivan, for such was this boy's full name, was born Apr, 9, 1777. He graduated 
at Harvard in 1797, was at first a merchant, then went to Europe to study the canal system of 
England and France. He was in 1804, Engineer of the Middlesex Canal, and invented a steam 
towboat, which was patented in 18 14, receiving this over Fulton who made application for patent 
at the same time. \\\ 1848 we find him as engineer of the U. S, Board of internal improvements 
reporting in favor of the feasability of a canal over the Alleghany mountains. He afterwards 
studied medicine and practiced in New Haven, in 1847 he went to New York and adopted the 
homeopathic practice. He died in Boston, Feb. 9, 1865, was evidently a versatile if not a very 
stable man. A. K. P. M. 

[to be continued.] 



186 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

BOOK OF EASTERN CLAIMS. 



TRANSCRIBED FROM THE ORIGINAL BY MRS. M. J. MOORE. 



Contimud from Page 155. 

Capt: Ephi: Sauage: Who married Saiah Relict of Obadiah 
Walker Deed, Claimes one Thousand acres of Land bonded East- 
erly by Kennebeck Riuer and lyes ouer against Purchase Jsland, 
Southerly by a Creek runing out of sd Kennebeck Riuer up into 
a medow, and the Southerrfiost line ofy^ sd Land runs from the 
head of the sd Creek to an oak Tree marked y^ stands ony^ south 
side of a fresh medow, ony® West by the Land of Tho^. Steevens, 
and northerly by purchass his Bay: as p^ Deed Dated: 13^^ novemb^: 
1679: acknowledged y^ same Day: and Settled upon sd Relict by 
an act of Court 

s*^ Capt. Ephriam Sauage as Administrate^ to Richard Wharton 
Esq'* Deced Claimes a large Tract of Land, formerly granted by his 
Majestic to one Purchase and Way, lying between y^ Riuers of 
Kennebeck ambrose coggen & Cascobay. as p"^ Deeds from y^ heires 
of sd Purchass and Way, legally Executed and Signed also by y^ 
Jndian Sagamores 

M^ Tho^. Bratteles. In behalfe of himself & other the heires of 
Capt Tho^. Brattle m^ Antipos Boyes m^ Edward Tyng and Jn°. 
Winslow, Claimes a Certain Tract of Land in Amerrica Jn or be- 
tween & Extending from the utmost bounds of Cabbaseconte wch 
adjoineth to y® River of Kennebeck Towards the western Ocean, 
and aplace Called y^ ffalls at Nequamkeck and a Space of fifteen 
English miles on both Sides the River Called Kennebeck River, 
and all y® sd River Called River that lyeth within the said limits 
& bounds Eastw"^^ Westw^ Norw^. & southw^. as p^ Deed from y^ 
Gouerm* of Plimouth Colony. Dated. 27octob^: 1661: & orderly 
Recorded. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 187 

Elisab: Kemball Widow Claimes a Certaine Tract of Land 
bought of John Parker lying & being in Kennebeck River, bounded 
by the Land of John Vering on the North Side beginning at a 
Pine Tree standing at the mouth of the Salt Water Creek, and 
runing thence upon a N. west Line or Course over to y^ Eastern 
side of Cascobay, and on y^ south by sd Salt Water Creek, & run- 
ing up from y^ mouth thereof by y^ Sou: Side of sd Creek uptoy® 
fresh Water ffalls, and then bounded by the sd ffresh Creek or 
Riuer on the Southerly side, and Extends it Selfe home to y^ 
Eastwd Side of Cascobay: as p^ Deed: Dated Ap^ill 20^^: 1688: 
acknowledged 30^^ of Said Ap^ill 

Charles Hunnwell: in behalfe of him Selfe and other y^ heires 
of Ambrose Hunniwell Deced. Claimes a Certaine Neck of Land 
being ony^ South p* of Sagadohock River, of about Two hundred 
& ffifty acres, bought of Mary Parker widow of Jn^ Parker Deced 
and Thomas Parker, as p^ Deed Dated 25^^ June: 1662: acknowl- 
edged June 13^^^: 1667. To Cap^ Clarke & Cap* Lake and Assigned 
ouer tosd Ambrose Hunniwell by Silvanus Dauis as agent forsd 
Capt Clarke & Cap* Thos Lake. July 28*^: 1671: 

RiCH^ Patishall — Rich^ Patishall Claimes a Tract of Land in 
Kennebeck Called Thwaites plantation being in the Long Reach, 
and on both Sides of Winnegansetts Riuer, the Winnegans ony^ 
South and win Slous Rocks to the north and from thence to Ex- 
tend Six miles back into the Countrey, and thence South and by 
west toy^ winnagans bought of Moxes Didramby Weeguinquiet & 
Wegeremit. Deed Dated 3 Aug^*: 1685 = 

Ditto. Richd Patishall Claimes a Tract of Land bought of John 
Parker Called Cheese Jsland Scittuate about 3 Leagues from y^ 
mouth of Kennebeck, with Two Small Jslands about halfe a mile 
from Cheese Jsland ab* South: the Two Jslands Containe about 
Twelue acres w*^^ marshes &c y^ Deed Dated y^ 29th Ap^: 1665 — 

Ditto. Richard Patishall Claimes a Tract of Land lying at 



188 Mame Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Kennebeck being about forty acres of upland lo acres medow 
bought of Matt Rew bounded between y^ Land of W"^ Bakers 
Southward, Tho Webber to the North ward, fronting on the Riuer. 
sd Deed Dated: 20^^ NovK 1683, acknowledged 20^^ Nou^ 1683: 
before W"^ Beekman 

Ditto. Monhegin Richd Pattishall Claimes a Stage bought of 
Charles Harris, at Mon Hegin wth priviledges for flakes, and the 
Swamp on sd Jsland Deed Dated. 3: Augs^: 1683 — 

Ditto. Richd Pettishall Claimes Land bought of Jno Parker 
lying in Kennebeck River, bounded on the South West w*^ apoint 
of Land pointing between the Southermost End of Cheese Jsland, 
and a Small Jsland Called Wind mill Jsland, north w^^ a ffreshet 
being the lowermost side of a Tract of Land granted to Silvanus 
Dauis, and from sd point to Extend South w^^ all medows marshes 
&c. Deed Dated 13^^ Decemb^. 1665 

RiCH^. Patishalls I Wid: of Richd Pattishall Claimes on be- 
WiDow &c j haife of her Selfe & mr. Humphrey Dauie 

and Robert Patishall, Land lying in Kennebeck the upper part of 
the bounds beginning at y® Coue w^^^ is the lower part of Rob*. 
Goods bounds to run Down along the Water Side toy^ River Called 
Winneganseck, w*^ Marsh and medows, sd Land bought of Alex- 
and'^ Thwaits. Deed: Dated the 7*^ Decemb^ 1665: and halfe y^ 
whole belonged to Humph. Dauie, the rest equally between Said 
Robt. Patishall and Richd Patishall — 

Ditto: Claimes by Pattin from Coll: Dungan Damaras Coue 
Jsland about 200 Acres and wood Island 

Capt. Silvanus ) Claimes a Tract of Land on the East Side of 
Dauis J Kennebeck River over against Swan Jsland 

about Two hundred acres more or less bounded to begin at y^ 
lower end of the Point ofy^ westward Side ofy^ Little Riuer against 
Swan Jsland, and from y^ end of y^ point through y^ middle ofy^ 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 189 

point untill you Come to bring Capanagussett bare west, and from 
thence toy^ River of Kennebeck bought of Abacodess an Jndian 
Sagamore: 22^ Augs^: 1671: Acknowledged before Charles Frost 
Jus^ of y^ peace iny® Province of Maine. 

Cap r Silvanus ) Claimes 60 foot front of Land at high water 
Dauis — j mark at Sagadohock fishing Jsland, or little 
Stage Jsland — as by Deed Dated 1681: & recorded iny^ book of 
Records, fol 26. 

Mary Allen | In y® behalfe of her Selfe and Children by 

FORMERLY Mason, | her former husband mason one neck of Land 
lyin 

John Allen Claimes, one Dwelling house and Stage flakes & 
flake roome formerly Sold by Nicholas Danison Deced, by Jn^. 
Lux, in Dammaris Coue, Deed: June. 2: 1664: Assigned ouer by 
Joseph Lynds in behalfe of y^ widow of sd Dauison novemb^ 11^^: 
1699— 

Jn^. Higginson Jun^*^: Claimes Thirteen hundred acres of Up- 
land medow and Salt marsh more or less, lying at or neer y^ mouth 
of Sagadahock River on y^ West Side, being y^ Tract of Land 
which William Cock bought of Thomas Atkins and lived upon it 
many years and bounded vizt: Begining at y^ head of Long Coue 
Marsh down y^ Cove Easterly To y^ point, and so round up y^ 
River Northerly till you Come to a Creek run ing in from y^ main 
River Westerly, all along upon y^ sd Coue and River w^^ sd Creek 
is y^ bounds between Simon Newcomb and This Tract of Land 
and so up toy^ head ofy^ sd Creek, and from thence westerly abt 
halfe a mile into y^ maine Land unto a great Swamp, and from 
thence Southerly toy^ head of y^ Creek w^^ goeing down to y^ head 
of Long Coue & thence down toy^ head of Long Coue marsh 
where we began. And one Small Jsland lying in y^ Said Riuer 
against Said Land, Com only Called Torne Jsland Containing ab^ 
flue acres more or less, bought of W"^ Cock Deed: dated 26. July 



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1693. acknowledged 27^^, July 1693. Recorded at Salem, forsd 
County: Augs^. 28, 1693 — 

Jn^ Higginson Jun^ ) Claimes one hundred acres of Land in 
FURTHER Claimes j Casco Bay, bounded as follow*^: beginning 
at y^ south west ofy^ Cornfield Jmproued by George Cleanes in y^ 
year: 1651: To begin aty^ Small Water lake w^^ runs into y® Coue 
neer y^ sd Cornfield, and torun nor. Westerly into the woods Eight 
Score poles, & from y^ Coue Sou:westerly by y^ Water Side. To- 
wards y^ house of Michael Mitton one hundred Poles. Together 
w^^"* So much marsh ground as is tobe appointed to Every hundred 
acres. Deed Dat. 3: ffebr: 1699/: 1700 acknowledged y^ 3^ of S^ 
ffebruary: Bought of Nicholas Bartlet: who Leased from George 
Cleaues ffor 1900 years: paying 2^ p^ year & 2 dayes work of aman 
during S^ terme — Recorded in Salem 19^^^ Ap^ill 1700. 

Edw^ Moles & ] of Capanawagen or hope harbour neer Kenne- 
Jn^ Trick j beck Riuer Claime halfe a Tract of Land lying 

and being by the Riuer side Strikeing out of Cascobay northerly & 
known by y^ name of Aguahadougoneag The Said Tract of Land 
lying at Smelt Creek the outmost bounds, Southerly at a place 
Called y^ narrows and fromy^ narrows, to run w^^ a Straight Line 
Easterly through the Land towards Kennebeck River untoy^ head 
of agreat Creek Called great Wisqueage, and So along the Said 
Creek toy^ mouth of a Creek Called little Wisqueage, and from 
thence to run toy^ narrows. South Easterly by y^ Land of Tho^ 
Steevens and Christopher Lawson; y^ half part of this Tract is a 
neck of Land bought of Richard Collicutt y^ 18*^: ffebr: 1663: as p^ 
Deed, not Signed nor acknowldgd — 

Richard Hall of Roxbury Claimes one hundred acres of Medow 
lying & being in a place Called Muddy Riuir, on the Western Side 
of Kenebeck Riuer bought by m^ Humphery Dauie & Richard 
Collicut of Alexander Thoits, as p^ Deed may appear, but none 
produced — 



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He further Claimes all y® houseing and Land of Alexander 
Browne at Cathence River, or Else where mortgaged to m^ 
Humphery Dauie & Richard Collicutt by Deed as he Saith 
none produced 

He Sd Hall further Claimes a Tract of Land ony^ Wester Side 
of Kenebeck River, begining at y^ point Called Abacadussett point, 
and So up y^ River 1-2 a mile abouey^ place where Thoits house 
Stood w^^ four miles intoy^ Land from the River, with an Jsland 
against it Called Swan Jsland of w^^ m^ Humphery Dauie owns 
apart as may appear by Deed as he Saith none produced 

Nathan^l Lyndes: Claimes a Tract of Upland and Medow lying 
upon Kennebeck River, neer Swan Pond, on the Easterly Side of 
S^ Riuer begining at the South Westerly part of the next Cove to 
the north East ward of Thomas Ashlys house and the great point, 
Called new Merry meeting, and so to run East North Easterly as 
the great River runs one mile and aquarter in breadth fronting up- 
on Said River, and from thence South Easterly on adirect Line 
one mile and a Quarter, and Two miles into the Country being- 
part ofy^ Land bought of Robin hood Sagamore of Kennebeck 
River, and his Son Ranchock by Thom^. Ashly. Bought of 
Thorns Ashly by m^ Simon Lyndes & was Assigned to Nathaniel 
Lyndes by the division of his ffathers Estate, as by Deed dated. 
ffebr: 16^^: 1688: and acknowledged on sd 16^^ ffebr. 1688— 

Mr Sam^l Lynds ) Claimes an Jsland in Kennebeck River w**^ all 

OF Boston ) the p^uil edges & appur^^^ there i^nto belonging, 

being butted and bounded w^^^ Widow Elisabeth Hamons Land 

Easterly, with the Plantation Called Wisqueg Westerly, and 



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the merry meeting northerly and w^^"^ y^ River Southerly bought of 
Edward Camer formerly of Kenebeck, as by Deed bearing Date 28^^, 
Decem^ \(i^^, acknowledged Decem^ 29^^, 1677: & Recorded iny^ third 
book of Records for the Province of Maine pag: 80 y® 23: sept 1680 



192 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Janu'^y: i8, 1 714/5 

Mr Jn^ Watts of Boston onbehalfe of him Selfe and S^ Bibye 
Lake of Gr*. Buttaine Claimes aparcell of Land Situate on both 
sides of Kennebeck River being at a Certain place Called Swan 
Alley ony® Northermost part ofit & So going toy^ Norther most 
part of Naumkeeg in y^ River, and three miles on Each ofy^ sd 
River as p^ a Certain Jnstrument from Alexand^ Twaites to 
Christop'^ Lawson, Dated Nou^ 10. 1649, and Conveyed p'^ S^ Law- 
son to Thom^ Lake/18 July 1650 and Julyy^ 3^ 1650 — part and 

p^cell of sd Land sd Lake Leased again to sd Alexaud'^ Twaites for 
three lines as p^ Jnstrum^ und^ his hand and Seal Dated as aforesd 

Janu^'y: 18, 1 714/5 John Wadsworth of Duxbury for his wife & 
three others Daughters of mr. Ichabod Wiswall Deced. Claimes 
one hundred acres of Land on Kennebeck Riuer, bounded west- 
ward w^^' Tho. Humphreys North & East with y^ River South w^^ 
the Land of Jn^ Veren as pr adeed Dated June 14^^ 1675/ 
acknowledged the Same day also for 11 1-2 acres as pr Deed from 
Tho^ Humphrys June 6^^: 1674. acknowledged June 9^^: 1675 

Ditto: M^ Jn° Coleman S^ Charles Hobby & in behalfe of y^ 
heires S^ W"^ Hobby & Tho^ Hutchinson Esq^ the heires to 
Thomas Kellond, Claim Two Tracts or p^cells of Land, one w^ of 
purchased Derumkin & Abanhammen Jndian Sagrmores, by deed 
bearing Date Decemb 9^^^. 1657: The other Tract or p^cell of 
Land purchased of Robin Whood & Durumkins Jndian Sagamores 
by Deed bearing Date July 12*^: 1669 — as p^ Deed from Tho^ Steph- 
ens & Margaret Stephens to s^ M^ Kellond and M^ Hobby Dated. 7^^ 
6: 1 68 1 — by Tho^ Stephens acknowledged 7^^ 12^^: 1681 & Marga- 
ret Stephens July 1682 

Ditto: M^ John Coleman & S^ Charles Hobbey in behalfe ofy^ 
Heires of m W"^ Hobbey & Tho^ Hutchinson Esq^ &c as heires 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 193 

To m^ Thomas Kellond Deced Claime The reSidue of a Lease of 
one parcell of Ground & Land Situate lying & being neer y^ Riuer 
See y^ Entery thereof pag 79 

Ditto: M^ Jn°. Coleman & S^ Charles Hobbey on behalfe ofy^ 
heires of m'' W"^ Hobby of Boston Deced Claim Three p^'cells of 
Land at Sagadahock vizt one tosd W"^ Hobby from Tho^ Adkins 
to Robert Edmunds by deed. Nou^ 25*^. 1664 — and one other 
Tract of land Situate lying & being on y® South West side of a 
Crooked Tree Standing iny^ path going toy® Long Cove and from 
thence to a Ledge of Rocks So run ing along by y® Ledge of Rocks 
against y® Gulley over a Brook by y® Rock opposite to y® Crooked 
Tree, y® sd Tract Sold tosd Adkins to Robt Edmunds by Deed 
underhand and Seal Inury 10^^ 1668. Also a Certain parcell of 
marish Sold by y® sd Adkins tosd Robert Edmunds by Deed Duly 
Executed 30^^^ Decembr 1673/Sd marish lying Close adjoining to 
an Jsland now or lately Called burnt Jsland lying along by thesd 
Jsland toy® bound Stone So along the Creek side till it Come to 
Oze Mallets bounds, and Sofrom thence to y® main River Together 
w^^ all y® profits p^viledges Rights &c as p^ Deed from S^ Robert 
Edmonds to W"^ Hobby Dated June 23^^: 171 3 — and acknowledged 
y® sd 23 June 1713 — 

S. P. C 

lanu^y 18: 1 714/5 1 Claimes Two parcells or Tracts of 

Ino. Pierce of Boston, > Land lying & being at y® Eastward 
Clothier— j viz^: All that Tract of upland Situate 

lying and being on the westward Side of Kenneb^k River and 
bounded viz<^: Beginning at a Small Red Oak on the Northern Side 
of a Creek Com only Called y® Long Coue and from the Said Red 
Oake to run Northerly by the Water Side Twenty one pole, and 
So to run into the Woods upony® answerable Line as parts the 
Land belonging to Robert Gutch & Richard Patishall untoy® End 
of the bounds of the Land of John Gutch granted to him formerly 



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by his ffather Robert Gutch, which he the Said John Gutch 
did by his Deed of Sale bearing Date y® Eighteenth Day 
of Decm^ Ann. Dom. 1666 Sell and Confirme unto Thomas 
Watkins father toy^ first parties as reference tohis Deed being had 
Doth plainly appear Together w*^ all y^ woods under woods med- 
ows &c tosd Tract of Land belonging 

Item: All that Tract or parcell of Land lying (Merry meeting) 
and being aty^ Northerly Side of Merry meeting Bay beginning at 
Shildrake point So Called by the English name and So along by 
Abegodussit Riuer to the first Creek at the West Side of Abego- 
dussett River being about 2 miles more or less and So to run upon 
a Straight Line toy^ Third point of Catt hance Rivers mouth being 
the Jnner most point w^^^ all the Lands Marshes profits woods under- 
woods Timber Trees &c w*'^ all priviledges of ffishing ffowling &c= 
As p^ a Deed of Sale undery^ hand and Seal of Richard Hixson 
Margaret Hixson & Mary Watkins. Dated May y^ 27*^ Ann: 
Dom. 1692 

The first Tract or parcell of Land & p^mises w^^ y^ appur^^^ 
aboue mentioned, Sold by John Gutch To Thomas Watkins Sen^ 
of Kennebeck as p^ one Deed under his hand and seal Dated 18 
Decem'^: 1666 well witnessed/ And p^ another Deed under y^ hand 
ofy® sd John Gutch Dated ffebr. 17^^: 1668 — well witnessed — 

The other parcell Sold by y^ Jndians Derunkin Dan^^ & Robin 
To Margaret Stephens formerly y^ wife of Tho^: Watkins aforesd 
and the heires of s^^ Watkins, Situate & being at Merry Meeting 
afores^^ as p^ a Deed under theire hands and Seals of sd Derunkin 
& Robin Dated 23. August 1672 — well witnessed — 

Ented. S: p C 

George Jeffry of Portsmouth merch^ Claimes Hippocrass Jsland 
lying On y^ Eastern Side of Kennibeck River neer Dam arills 
Coue which Jsland was Granted by Henry Joslin Esq^ to W"^ Phillips 
Deced, & by George Snell & his wife relict & adm'"'^ of sd W"^ 



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Phillips asp^ Deed Dated 20, march 1693/4, acknowledged or 
proued &c p^ Suant to a grant thereof Recorded July 24*^: 1699 

Richard Hall DeScend^ from Richard Collicutt Claimes a 
Certain Tract of Land lying and being upon y^ Jsland Called 
Reshegon upon y^ North west Side of thesd Jsland bounded and 
buttelled as foll^. viz^ ony^ one Side by the Land of Mark parsons 
and on the River Side, onthe Northwest side to a Creek on the 
other Side and So along toy^ head of the Creek and from thence 
upon a Straight Line to mark parsons Land, as p^ a Deed from 
John Parker & Mary Webber under theire hands & Seals Dat. 6^^ 
octob'' 1664 — neither acknowledged nor recorded, made to John 
Brewster & Phillip Benemore, and by them assigned ouer to 
Richard Collicot under theire hands Jndorsed on sd Deed. 7*^ 3. 
1667 — acknowledged the Same Day Before Elias Stileman Comis- 
sioner. 

Mary Hibbins Widow ) late of Charlestown Deced Claimes a 
OF Giles HiBBiNS, j Tract of Land of an hundred acres lying 

and being in Kennebeck, up John Parkers Creek, which Land sd 
Gyles and Mary his Wife, now y^ sd widow Lined upon upwards of 
Sixteen years there being a Dwelling house Barns & Jmprovm^^ for a 
husband man or ffarmer all which were burnt down & Destroyed 
by y^ Jndian Enemy and sd Gyles Hibbins & ffamily droven away 
from theire possession of sd Land about Thirty years agone Ssjn 
ye late Jndian Warr, as by y^ Depositions of (Feb. 23, 171 3) Henry 
Champney & John Baker: 

William Pierce of Milton as heire to Lancelott 'Pierce Some- 
time of Pegipsutt River, and in behalf of his Cousen Thomas 
Stepens of Swansey Son of Thomas Stephens, Claimes a Certain 
piece or parcell of Land adjoining to Pegeipscut River, but- 
ting & bounding as followeth. To the Land of Thomas Steephens 
East, and to Alester Combs his Land South, and from the head of 
Alesters Combs his Marsh Westerly to a Certain path Commonly 



196 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Called the Carrying path, and from y^ Said path upon a straight 
Line to a Certain Jsland Commonly Called the Slave Jsland Stand- 
ing at the Lower End of Pegiep Siitt Narrows, and to Pegeipscut 
North, and to the aforesd Sands of Thomas Stephens y® ffather 
of sd Thomas Stephens Easterly. All which Land was purchased 
of the Jndians with all woods under woods Commonage of pasture 
and other hereditaments toy^ Same belonging &c. and by sd 
Thomas Stephens Conveyed to y^ Sd Lancelott Pierce & Ann his 
wife and Thomas Steephens son of sd Thomas Steephens, &c: to be 
Equally Divided &c. as by one Deed thereof under the hand & seal 
of Thomas Steephens: Dated y^ 30^^ Day of June: anno Domini 
1676: Witnessed toy^ signing & Sealing y^of. The mark of John 
White The mark of Hannah York. James Giles — 

Memorandum — The Land abouementioned to be purchased ofy^ 
Jndians, Js as is hereafter Expressed, Jnsd Deed. The Jndian 
Deed, to Said Thomas Steephens, Js from Robin Hoode, Eder- 
aniken, Daniel, Roben Manemeremet Jndian Sagamores of the 
place. To the aforenamed Thomas Steephens yeoman of Pegip 
Scutt River, in manner following: We y^ sd Robin Hood &c. Do 
absolutely grant alien Bargain Sell and Confirm toy^ sd Thomas 
Stephens a Certain piece or parcell of Land adjoining to Pegeipscot 
River buttinsf and bounding: as followeth To the Land of Thomas 
now in possession East, and to Alester, Combs his Land South, 
and from y^ head of Alester Combs his marsh westerly to a Certain 
path Comonly Called the Carrying path, or the Carrying place, and 
from y^ Said path upon a Straight Line to a Certain Jsland Com- 
monly Called the Slaue Jsland Standing at the Lower End of 
Pegipscut narrows, and to PegipScutt River north, and to the afore 
sd Lands of Thomas Steephens East^ly, w^^ all woods under woods 
Comon and Comonage of pasture &c thereto belonging &c as p^ 
the Deed y^'of under the hands & Seals of sd Jndians & Delivered: 
Dated y^ 3^ Day of luly Anno Domini: 1675 — 



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Henry Coomes Layeth Claim to a Tract of Land by a Deed 
from Dauid Alliver at Kenebeck River on an Jsland known & 
Called by y® name of Raske hegen Jsland purchased ofy^ sd Dauid 
Alliver, and bearing Date Decemb^ y^ lo*^ 

Three Witnesses acknowledged — 

Also Claimes in the TownShip of Northyarmouth Ten acres of 
Land & 4 acres, of marsh by a Town Grant bearing Date June 
2: 1686— 



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THE BARROWS FAMILY. 



BY REV. LUCIEN MOORE ROBINSON. 



Contimced from page 145. 



FIRST GENERATION. 

1 JOHN BAROWE, BARROWE or BARROW, b. 1609,111. 

ist, Anne in England; m. 2d, Deborah in Salem or 

Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony; r.^ Yarmouth, Eng. previous 
to 1637. Salem, Mass. to about 1665. Plymouth, Mass. from 1665; 
d. June 12th, 1692. 

End of First Generation. 
SECOND GENERATION. 

CHILD OF JOHN' AND ANNE BARROW. - 

2 Robert Barrow^, b. , m. Nov. 28th, 1666; Ruth Bonum (daughter of 

George); m. 2d, Lydia Dunham (daughter of John;) r. Plymouth, Mass.; d. 1707. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN' AND DEBORAH BARROWS. 

3 Joshua Barrow^, b. ; m. Deliverance Wedge; r. Plymouth and Attle- 

boro, Mass.; d. about 1750. 

4 Benajah Barrow^, b. 1683; m. ist, Lydia Bucklin (daughter of Joseph;) m. 2d 
1726, Elizabeth Lincoln; m. 3d, 1736, Hannah Bennett; r. Plymouth and Reho- 
both or Attleboro, Mass.; d. 1754- 

5 Ebenezer Barrow^, b. ; m. Elizabeth Lyon; r. Plymouth and Attleboro, 

or Rehoboth, Mass; d. . 

Deborah Barrow^, b. ; m. Dec. 20th, 1687, Archippus Fuller; r. Ply- 
mouth and Plympton, Mass.; d. . Had children. 

Mary Barrow^, b. ; m. 1698, John Wonnall; r. Plymouth and Bridge- 
water, Mass.; d. 1711. Had children. John, Joseph, Mary, Deliverance and 
Sarah. The father died a soldier in 171 1 at Annapolis Royal. 

End of Second Generation. 



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Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 199 

2 ROBERT BARROW {John^) b. ; m. ist, Nov. 28th, 

1666, Ruth Bonum, (daughter of George;) m. 2d, Lydia Dunham 
(daughter of John;) r. Plymouth, Mass.; d. 1707. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

CHILDREN OF ROBERT^ AND RUTH BARROW. 

6 John Barrow3, b. 1667; m. ist, Sarah Briggs; m. 2d 1714, Bethia King; r. 
Plymouth and Plympton, Mass.; d. 1720. 

Eliezer Barrow, b. Sept. 15th, 1669 ; d. Dec. 1669. 

7 George Barrow3, b. 1670; m. 1st, 1695, Patience Simmons; m. 2d 1724, Wid. 
Hannah Dunham; m. 3d, 1736 Anna Jackson; r. Plymouth and Plympton (now 
Carver) Mass.. d. 1758. 

8 Samuel Barrow3, b. 1672; m. ist Mercy Coombs; m. 2d Joanna Smith; r. 
Plymouth and Middleboro, Mass.; d. Dec. 30, 1755. 

Mehitable Barrows, b. ; m. June 20th, 17 17, Adam Wright; r. Plymouth 

and Plympton now Carver, Mass. (first settler;) d. . Had children. 

CHILDREN OF ROBERT^ AND LYDIA BARROW, (LYDIA ADMITTED TO CHURCH IN PLY- 
MOUTH, 1686.) 

Elisha Barrow3, b. March 17th, 1686; bap. same year; d. 1689. 

9 Robert Barrow3, b. Nov. 8th, 1689; m. 17 — , Bethia Ford; r. Plymouth, 
Mass., and Mansfield, Conn.; d. Aug. 17th, 1779. 

Thankful Barrow3, b. Dec. 8th, 1692; m. Feb. nth, 1713-4, Isaac King; r. 
Plymouth and Plympton ; d. . Had children. 

10 Elisha Barrow3, b. June 6th, 1695; m. ist, Thankful ; m. 2d. Nellie 

; r. Plymouth and Rochester, Mass.; d. 1767. 

11 Thomas Barrow3, b. Feb. 14th, 1697; m. 1721; Esther Hall; r. Plymouth, 
Mass., and Mansfield, Conn.; d. 1776. 

Lydia Barrows, b. March 19th, 1699; m. Oct. nth, 1720, Thomas Branch; 
r. Plymouth, ; d. . Had children. 

3 JOSHUA BARROW^ {John^) b. ; m. Deliverance 

Wedge; r. Plymouth and Attleboro, Mass.; d. . (His will was 

dated 1747, and he was living in 1750.) 

THIRD GENERATION. 

CHILDREN OF JOSHUA^ AND DELIVERANCE BARROW. 

12 Benajah Barrow3, or Barrus, b. ; m. 1741, Diadama Capron ; r. Attle- 
boro, Mass.; d. . 



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13 Joshua Barrows, or Barrus ; b. ; m. ist, Elizabeth Lincoln; m. 2d, 

Mary Fuller; r. Attleboro, Mass.; d. . 

14 John Barrow3, or Barrus, b. ; m. Hannah ; r. Attleboro, Mass.; 

d. . 

15 Thomas Barrows or Barrus, b. ; m. 1740, Dorcas Slack; r. Attleboro, 

Mass.; d. . 

Hannah Barrows, or Barrus ; b. ; m. ; r. Attleboro, Mass.; d. 

. Had children. 



16 Ebenezer Barrows, or Barrus; b. Feb'y i6th, 1724. (Have no record of 
marriage;) r. Attleboro, Mass.; d. — — . 

17 Samuel Barrows or Barrus ; b. Nov. i6th, 1728; (have no record of marriage) 
r. Attleboro, Mass.; d. . 

4 BENAJAH BARROW2, {John^) b. 1683; m. ist, Lydia 
Bucklin (daughter of Joseph of Rehoboth;) m. 2d, 1726, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Lincoln; m. 3d Hannah Bennett in 1736; r. Plymouth, Reho- 
both and Attleboro, Mass.; d. Janu'y 5th, 1754. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

CHILDREN OF BENAJAHS AND LYDIA BARROW. 

18 John Barrows, b. July 8th, 1707 ; m. Priscilla Philbrook; r. Attleboro, Mass.; 
d. . 

Deborah Barrows, b. Sept. 14th, 171 1; m. Holmes; r. Attleboro^ 

Mass.; d. Feb'y loth, 1752. Had children. 

19 Joseph Barrows, b. Nov. ist, 1713; m. 1736 Bathsheba Woodward; r. Attle- 
boro, Mass.; d. (about) 1771. 

20 Nehemiah Barrows, b. March 5th, 1715 ; m. 1748, Wid. Hannah Bucklin; r. 
Attleboro and Pawtucket, Mass.; d. . 

21 Benjamin Barrows, b. March 22d, 1717; m. 1742, Wid. Hannah Sweeting; 
r. Attleboro, Mass.; d. 1793. 

Elijah Barrows, b. March 19th, 1720; d. May 9th, 1725. 
Lydia Barrows, b. March 29th, 1722; m. Nathaniel Ide of Seekonk ; r. 
Attleboro and Seekonk ; d. . Had children. 

22 Ichabod Barrows, b. Oct. 8th, 1724; m. March ist, 1748, Rebekah Carpen- 
ter ; r. Attleboro, Mass. and Thomaston, Me., from 1776. 

5 EBENEZER BARROW^ [John% b. ; m. Elizabeth 

Lyon; r. Plymouth and Attleboro, Mass., and Cumberland, R. I.; 
d. . 



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THIRD GENERATION. 

CHILDREN OF EBENEZER^ AND ELIZABETH BARROW. 

23 Ebenezer Barrow3, or Barrus, b. 1712; m. 1749, Experience Ormsby ; r. 
Cumberland, R. I.; d. . 

24 Abraham Barrow3 or Barrus ; b. 17 14; m. Abigail Streeter (published July 
7th, 1739.) Attleboro or Cumberland, R. I.; d. . 

Elizabeth Barrow3 or Barrus; b. Aug. loth, 1719 ; m. John Brown (published 
July 4th, 1746;) r. Attleboro or Cumberland, R. I.; d. . Had children. 

Bethsheba Barrows or Barrus, b. Aug. loth, 17 19; m. John Brown, (published 
July 4th, 1746;) r. Attleboro or Cumberland, R. I.; d. . Had children. 

Mary Barrow3 or Barrus, b. Feb'y 19th, 1721 ; m. ; r. Attleboro or 

Cumberland, R. I., d. . Had children. 

Elizabeth Barrow3 or Barrus; b. Jan'y 19th, 1724; m. (probably) John 

Lindsay on Jan'y 9th, 1745 ; r. Attleboro or Rehoboth, Mass.; d. . Had 

children. 

Hannah Barrow3 or Barrus, b. Feb. 14th, 1728; m. ; r. Attleboro or 

Cumberland, R. I.; d. . Had children. 

Sarah Barrow3 or Barrus, b. Aug. ist, 1731 ; m. ; r. Attleboro or Cum- 
berland, R. I.; d. . Had children. 

End of Third Generatio7i. 

6 JOHN BARROW3, {Robert^ Jo/m\) h, 1667; m. ist, Sarah 
Briggs; m. 2d Oct. loth, 17 14, Bethiah King; r. Plymouth and 
Plympton, Mass.; d. Oct. 7, 1720. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN3 AND SARAH BARROW. 

Hannah Barrows-^, b. Jan'y 17th, 1700; m. June 8th, 1721, Benjamin Dexter; 
r. Rochester, Mass.; d. . Had children. 

25 Samuel Barrows^, b. March nth, 1702; m. 1723, Lydia Ransom; r. 
Plympton, Mass.; d. . 

Ruth Barrows4, b. June 13th, 1705 ; m. Feb'y 19th, 1729, George Barlow; r. 
Plympton, Eass.; d. . Had children. 

26 John Barrows^, b. 1707; m. Dec. 22d, 1737, Joanna Dexter; r. Rochester, 
Mass.; d. July 12th, 1743. 

Bennett Barrows^ (a daughter,) b. 1709 ; m. ; r. Plympton, Mass.; d. 



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CHILDREN OF JOHN3 AND BETAIA BARROW. 

27 Ephraim Barrows^, b. 1715 ; m. ; r. (probably Taunton, Mass.; d. — . 

Elizabeth Barrows^, b. 17 18; m. Azariah Whitton ; r. Plympton, Mass.; d. 

. Had children. 

28 Isaac Barrows^, b. 1720. Prob. unmarried; r. Plympton, Mass.; d. 1841. 
Deacon Samuel Barrows of Middleboro Administered, formerly his (Isaac's) 
guardian. 

John Briggs of Rochester, was appointed April 1723, guardian of Ruth, John and Bennett, all 
being over 14 and under 21 years of age. These were probably children of John and Sarah 
(Briggs) Barrow. Samuel Barrow of Middleboro was guardian of the three younger children. 

7 GEORGE BARROW3, {Robert^ Jokn\) b. 1670; m. ist 
Feb'y 14th, 1695, Patience, daughter of Moses Simmons (son of 
Thomas and Patience) (Barstow) Simons, (son of Moyses Symon- 
son, who came in the "Fortune" in 162 :;) m. 2d, June 25th, 1724, 
Wid. Anne Dunham; m. 3d, Dec. 20th, 1736, Hannah Jackson; r. 
Plymouth and Plympton (now Carver.) He d. 1758. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE3 AND PATIENCE BARROW. 

29 *Moses Barrow4, b. Feb'y 14th, 1697; m. Dec. 4th, 1719, Mary Carver; r. 
Plympton (now Carver) Mass.; d. . 



*From Moses4 are descended the Barrows family of Paris, Me., and Turner, Me., as follows. 

Moses4=Mary Carver. 

MosesS 

I 

Moses6= Deborah Totman 



I I I I 

Moses7 Asa? Malachi? Ansel? 

Asa? and Malachi? settled in Paris, Me. Ansel?, settled in Turner. 
From James4, are descended the Burrows who live in Canton and Turner, Me. 
From Peleg4 are descended those of the name who settled inTIebron, Me., as follows. 
Peleg4 

I 

Josephs 

Dea. William'^ 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 203 

30 George Barrows4, b. March nth, 1698; m. Aug. 23d, 1722, Desire Doty; 
m. 2d, June loth, 1745, Mary Ransom; r. Carver, Mass.; d. . 

31 Samuel Barrows^, b. 1700; m. Nov. 21, 1723, Susanah Tobey; r. Carver, 
Mass. and Killingly Conn.; d. 1777. 

Ruth Barrows4, b. ; m. March 19th, 1724, Seth Sampson; r. Carver, 

Mass.; d. — . Had Children. 

32 James Barrows'^, b. ; m. ist Nov. 3d, 1726, Tabitha Richards; m. 2d, 

March 29th, 1746, Mary Coffin; r. Carver, Mass.; d. 1750. 

2^-^ Peleg Barrows^, b. 1708; m. Nov. 26th, 1733, Hopestill Darling; r. Carver, 
Mass.; (she died May i8th, 1793, age '^2>') ^^ ^' May 24th, 1803, age 95 years. 

34 Benjamin Barrows^, b. ; m. ist, Oct. 15th, 1741, Lois Tillson ; m. 2d, 

June 8th, 1757, Hannah Atwood ; r. Carver, Mass., and Hebron, Me.; d. 

Keziah Barrows^, b. ; m. Nov. 21st, 1728, Samuel Benson; r. Carver, 

Mass.; ; d. . Had children. 

Deborah Barrows^, b. ; m. Jan. nth, 1732, Caleb Benson; r. Carver, 

Mass.; d. . Had children. 

Patience Barrows^, b. ; m. Apl. 19th, 1733, Joseph Waterman ; r. 

Carver, Mass.; d. . Had children. 

Sarah Barrows^ b. ; m. Nov. nth, 1742, Caleb Cushman ; r.. Carver, 

Mass.; d. . Had children. 

8 SAMUEL BARROW3, {Robert^ Jo/m\)h. 1672: m. ist, 
Mercy Coombs (daughter of Francis;) m. 2d, Feb'y 24th, 1719, Wid. 
Joanna Smith ; r. Plymouth and Middleboro, Mass. Mercy d. 
March 4th, 1718. Joanna died 1752. Samuel d. Dec. 30. 1755. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

CHILDREN OF SAMUEL3 AND MERCY BARROW. 

35 Ebenezer Barrows4, b. July 27th, 1702; m. Feb'y 29th, 1728, Sarah Pratt; 
r. Middleboro, Mass. She d. 1795. He d. 179- (Last figure defaced on tomb- 
stone.) 



This William6 was the founder^ Hebron Academy m 1804. His son William was first princi- 
pal of the Academy and his son "vIP. G. was late Judge of Supreme Court of Me. Another son 
of Dea. William6, was John S., whose son is Hon. Geo. B. Barrows of Fryeburg, Me. 

From Peleg4 are also descended families which now reside in Philadelphia, Pa. 

The descendants of Benjamin4 live in Hartford, Me., Bangor, Me., Rockland, Mass., and other 
places. 

Samuel4, removed to Killingly, Ct., and many of his descendants are still living in that State. 



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36 Coombs Barrows^, b. Dec. 15th, 1704; m. ist, May 15th, 1729, Joanna 
Smith; m. 2d, May 28th, 1732, Mary Dwelly, r. Middleboro. Mass. Joanna d. 
1731, Mary d. 1744. He d. 1775. 

37 Robert Barrows^, b. May 17th, 1709 ; m. March T2th, 1730 Fear Thomas; r. 
Middleboro, Mass. Fear d. Nov. 2d, 1761. He d. 1756. 

Francis Barrows^, b. April 17th, 1713 ; d. Mch. 17th, 17 17. 

38 Silvanus Barrows^, b. May 17th, 1716; m. 1738 Ruth Blossom; r. Middle- 
boro, Mass., and Mansfield, Conn. Ruth d. 1797. He died 1802. 

Note. — The house built by Dea. Samuel Barrow, about 1700, is yet (1890) standing in Middlebo- 
ro Village at the Four Corners and is owned and occupied by his descendants. It was a "block" 
house made for defence against the Indians. The old port holes through the walls may still be 
seen. 

9 ROBERT BARROWS3, {Robert^ /oh7t') b. 1689; m. Bethiah 
Ford ; r. Plymouth, Mass., to about 1 720, Mansfield, Conn., from 
1720; d. August 17th, 1779. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

CHILDREN OF ROBERT3 AND BETHIAH BARROWS. 

39 Jabez Barrows^, b. Oct. nth; m. ist May 20th, 1736, Sibbel Hall (daughter 
of Isaac.) She d. July 20th, 1769; m. 2d, Abigail Hovey of Lebanon (Widow of 
Thomas and daughter of Jedediah Phelps;) r. Plymouth, Mass., and Mansfield, 
Conn.; d. . 

40 Lemuel Barrows^, b. March 25th, 17 14, at P ; m. ; r. Plymouth, 

Mass.; d. . 

41 Thomas Barrows^, b. Sept. 13th, 17 16, at P; m. ist, April 30th, 1741 Me- 
hitable Porter; m. 2d, Feb'y 2d, 1743, Abigail Crane; m. 3d, 1751, Elizabeth 
Turner ; r. Plymouth, Mass., and Mansfield, Conn.; d. . 

42 Amos Barrows^, b. Dec. i6th, 1722, at M ; m. ; r. Mans- 
field and Sharon, Conn.; d. . 

Lydia Barrows4, b. July 6th, 1726; m. Persons Sprague of Sharon, Conn.; r. 
Mansfield and Sharon, Conn.; d. . Had children. 

43 David Barrows4, b. August nth, 1728 ; m. ; r. Mansfield and Sharon, 

Conn.; d. . ^ 

44 Elisha Barrows^, b. April 17th, 1730; m. Nov. 20th, 1752, Hannah Mayo; 
r. Mansfield, Conn.; d. . 

10 ELISHA "Q ARROW S\ {Robert, Jokn^) b.. 1695; m. ist, 
Thankful ; m. 2d, Nelle ; r. Plymouth and Roches- 
ter, Mass.; d. Nov. 9th, 1767. 



Maine Historical and Genealoo^ical Recorder. 205 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

CHILDREN OF ELISHA3 AND THANKFUL BARROWS. 

Zaccheus Barrows^, b. Feb. 13th, 17 19; d. 1720. 

A daughter, b. ; d. . 

Lydia Barrows^, b. May 8th, 1723; d. 1723. 

EHsha Barrowst b. Nov. 13th, 1724; d. 1725. 

Patience Barrows^, b. Dec. 24, 1729 ; m. ist. May 6th, 1745, David Bates of 
Hingham ; m. 2d, Bailey; r. Hingham ; d. . Had children. 

Deliverance Barrows^, b. March loth, 1735 ; m. Rnggles ; r. Roches- 
ter, Mass.; d. . Had children. 

CHILDREN OF ELISHA-^ AND NELLE BARROWS. 

Lydia Barrows-^, b. February i6th, 1761 ; m. Jan'y 24th, 1780, Joseph Hay- 
ward of Easton ; r. Easton ; d. . Had children. 

Huldah Barrows^, b. March 29th, 1763; m. Moses Mendell ; r. Rochester, 
Mass.; d. . Had children. 

Elisha Barrows-^, b. June 9th, 1766. Unmasried ; r. Rochester, Mass.; d. 



II THOMAS ^ ARROW S^, {Robert^ Jo/m\) b. 1697; m. June 
14th, 1 72 1, Esther Hall (daughter of Isaac;) r. Plymouth, Mass., to 
1720; Mansfield, Conn, from 1720; d. Oct. 28th, 1776. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS3 AND ESTHER BARROW. 

45 Lemuel Barrows^, b. Aug. loth, 1722 ; m. Feb'y28th, 1745, Jemima Eldridge; 
r. Mansfield, Conn.; d. 1808. No record of children. 

46 Isaac Barrows-*, b. April ist, 1725; m. 1750, Elizabeth Palmer; r. Mansfield, 
Conn.; d. . 

John Barrows^, b. July 22d, 1727 ; d. Dec. 3d, 1733. 

47 Gershon Barrows^, b. April 29th, 1730; m. May i6th, 1751, Elizabeth Fuller 
(daughter of Daniel ;) r. Mansfield, Conn., and Brimfield, Mass.; d. . 

Hannah Barrows^, b. June nth, 1732 ; m. Richard W. Hanks; r. Mansfield, 
Conn.; d. . Had chil<^n. 

48 John Barrows^, b. July 13th, 1734; m. 1756, Mary Cross; r. Mansfield, 
Conn.; d. . 

49 Elisha Barrows-*, b. Dec. 20th, 1736 ; m. ; r. Mansfield, Conn.; d. — . 

Note.— Not named in.the distribution of his father's estate in 1777. 



206 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Esther Barrows^, b. Dec. i6th, 1739; m. Levi Bumpus; r. Mansfield, Conn.; 
d. — . Had children. 

50 Thomas Barrows^, b. Sept. 20th, 1742 ; m. 1764, Eleanor Cross; r. North 
Mansfield, Conn. 

12 BENAJAH BARROW3 or {V>K^'^\}'^) {Joshua,^ John% m. 
July 9, 1740, Diadema Capron ; r. Attleboro, Mass. She died July 

29th, 1783. He d. . 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

CHILDREN OF BENAJAH AND DIADEMA BARROW (OR BARRUS.) 

Molly Barrow3, (or Barrus,) b. Nov. 9th, 1741 ; m. ; r. Attleboro, 

Mass.; d. . Had children. 

Gideon Barrow3, (or Barrus,) b. November 25th, 1743; d. 1752. 

51 Solomon Barrow3 (or Barrus,) b. March 6th, 1753 ; m. ; r. Attleboro, 

Mass.; d. . 



Lucy Barrow3, (or Barrus,) b. June ist, 1754; m. Nathan Tingley of Attle- 
boro, Mass.; d. — . Had children. 

52 Gideon Barrow3 (or Barrus,) b. June 8th, 1755 ; m. ; r. Attleboro, 

Mass.; d. 1783. 

13 JOSHUA BARR0W3 or (BARRUS) {Jos/ma,^ Jo/m\)h. 

; m. ist, 1726, Elizabeth Lincoln. Probably m. 2d, June 9th, 

1744, Mary Fuller; r. Attleboro, Mass.; d. . 



FOURTH GENERATION. 

CHILD OF JOSHUA3 AND ELIZABETH BARROW OR BARRUS. 

53 David Barrow^ or Barrus, b. April 5th, 1727 ; m. Feb'y 15th, 1752. Prudence 
Briggs, (daughter of Isaac;) r. Attleboro, Mass., and Warren, R. I.; d. 1783. 

( To be Coiitnmed.) 



Maine Historical a^id Genealogical Recorder. 207 



HISTORICAL SCRAPS OF KITTERY. 



COMMUNICATED BY DR. J. S. H. FOGG. 




T ye Town Meeting at Kittery y^ 16^1^ of July 1648, Mr. 
Nicholas Shapleigh, John Hord & Nicholas ffrost were 

Chosen Townsmen, Rate makers &c. 

At a Town meeting held at Kittery, Dec. 18^^, 1652, were 
Chosen for Selectmen Mr. Thomas Withers, Mr. Nicholas Shapleigh, 
Mr. John Wincoll, Nicholas ffrost & Anthony Emery. 

June y®, 24^^ 1659. At a Legall Town meeting held at Kittery were 
chosen for y^ Select Townsmen for Mannaging of y^ Whole Affairs 
of y^ Town of Kittery for one whole year, which being Expired 
then a New Choyce to be made viz*. Major Shapleigh, Thomas 
Withers, Rich^ Nason, James Hord, John Simons. 

The Above are True Coppys from record Exam^^. 

Jos. Hamond, Town Clerk. 

These may Certifie whom it may Concern that in Serching y^ 
Town records of Kittery from y^ year 1648 toy^ year 1659: I find 
no other Choyce of Selectmen or Townsmen than what is above 
Expressed. Certified pr. J. Hamond, Tow7i Clerk. 

Vera Copia Exam^l Jos. Hamond, Clerk. 

Note. This paper of Jos. Ha'mond relative to Selectmen becomes important when it is 
known that all Kittery records prior to about 1655 are lost. J. S. H. F. 

TO THE CONSTABLE OF YE UPPER PARISH IN YE TOWN OF KITTERY. 

Greeting: 

You are hereby required in her Majestys name to Sumon & give 
notice to y^ Several Inhabitants in s^ parish Quallifyed to Vote in 
Town affairs that they attend a parish meeting at y^ house of Cap^. 
John Leighton on Tuesday y^ 20^^ of Aprill Instant at Ten of y^ 



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Clock In y^ forenoon then and there to make choyce of a learned 
Orthodox & pious pson to Dispense y^ word of god unto them as 
their Minister and farther to do what relates to y^ Interest & wel- 
fair of s^ parish relating to their line of Division &c Dated in 
Kittery Aprill y^ 5^^, Annog Dominy 1714. 
By ord®^ of y^ Selectm Jos. Hammond, 

Town Clar. 

In observence of y^ within warra* to me directed I have given 
notice to y^ several ffreeholders within my precinct to attend y® 
meeting at y^ time and place within mentioned. 



April 5th, 1 714. 



Daniel ffogg, Constable. 



Note. This warrant for a parish meeting in 17 14 was to form the upper parish in Kittery, now 
Eliot, and for calling the Rev. John Rogers who was the first minister. J. S. H. F. 



QUAKERS IN KITTERY. 



A List of Quakers allowed 
Andrew Neal, 
Andrew Neal Jr., 
Daniel Furbush, Senr., 
James fenix, 
Jabez Jenkins, 
Francis Allin, Jr., 
William Fry, Jr., 
Joseph Fry, 
Michael Kinnard, 
Nicholas Morrell, 
John Fry, 



Kittery, May 6*^, 1737. 
by the Select men this year, viz^ 
John Neal, 
Thomas Weed, 
Peter Whittum, 
John Morrell Senr., 
Francis Allin, 
William Fry, 
Benjamin Fry, 
Samuel Hill, Senr., 
Samuel Johnson, 
Edward Whitehouse, 
James Whittham, 

Nathan Bartlett, 
John Rogers, 
Rich^l Gowell, 
Thomas Hutchins, 
Joseph Gunnison, 
Tobias Leighton, 



Selectmen, 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 209 

KiTTERY, Jan. 4*^, 1790. 
TROUBLE IN KITTERY. 



To Col. Waters, 

Dear Sir : I have received the favour of yours of the 28^^"' ult and observed 
the contents thereof — I believe that when I last saw you at Sanford you did not 
believe my cautions were necessary, however by this time you must be sensible my 
Judgment of the dispositions of the populas were Judicious — it now really is 
perilous times here, a number of Factions have nearly Concentred to bring on a 
General Insurrection (which pray God, he may avert) for the anti-federalists, 
separatists or those for a seperate Government of the Main, Those proprietors of 
Opposite Interests, Electioneering and many other popular Characters are all in 
the scale ag^ sincere and necessary oppenly bearing Testimony against popular 
Tumults, some persons whose duty calls them to act against Riots, &c, seems very 
loth to do anything, rather speak favourably of them and are very cold about 
taking any course for punishing those crimes. The first Riot that has been in 
this Country was at Kittery on the evening of the Eleventh of August last — ab°* 
one hundred persons assembled &: took a man out of his house for some affront 
or other and Hailed him in a Cart about one Mile Throwing dirt & all manner of 
Filth that they could get in the streets at him & then plunged him in the River 
several times until they almost Drowned him and then hailed him out upon the 
Bank of the River naked, having Torn all his Cloths off, and had it not been for 
two more Humane than some of the others he would have perished there, some- 
time in Sept. last there was another small riot at Kittery, broke into a mans 
House in the Night and beat man & wife almost to Death 

Sometime in October last there was a Riot at Wells and Burnt a Dwelling- 
House and I have heard that another House in the same place since was attempted 
to be set a fire. In Nov. last Those two Mobs at Sanford which you was Acquainted 
of and several more since from that Quarter viz*, ag^ Joseph Chadbourn Esq. of 
Little falls William Hanson &c &c and I am Credibly Informed that they have 
Combined for Plfty miles back not to pay any more debts or Taxes. 

Shou'd these things be in reallity as is rumored if Goverment does not make 
use of Energetic Measures Immediately. I fear it will cost much blood and 
Treasure, they threaten death and destruction to all persons that shall attempt to 
bring them to punishment, such flagrant abuses of Law and Government if not 
soon punished, must destroy The whole sweets of Life, and the Enjoyment of 
everything Valuable in life, write me by the post from time to time if any thing you 
have to Communicate. I am Dear Sir, 

Your Most Humble Serv*. J. H. 
Colo. Waters, ^ 

Boston. 

Note. This letter to Col. Waters of Boston, signed "J. H." was written I think, by Col. Joshua 
Hubbard, and is a curious' description of the conduct of citizens of Kittery during the stage of 
transition from the Govt, of the Confederation to that of the Constitution. J. S. H. F. 



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NEW MARBLEHEAD, NOW WINDHAM, ME, 
ECCLESIASTICAL MATTERS. 



BY REV. GEO. M. BODGE, LEOMINSTER, MASS. 



Continued from Page 165. 



A RECORD OF MARRIAGES. 



Octob^ 


19. 


1762. 


July 


21, 


1763- 


Octob^ 


10, 




Novemb'' 


15, 




Decemb'- 


8, 




February 


16, 


1764. 


Octob^ 


18, 




Novemb^ 


8, 




Decemb^ 


6, 




April 


20, 


1765- 


June 


25. 




May 


10, 


1776. 


May 






August 


12, 




Decemb'' 


25. 




Novemb'' 


3. 


1767. 


Decemb'' 


3, 




April 




1768. 


February 


4, 




Septemb'- 






Octob'- 


27, 




March 


22, 


1770. 


May 


10, 




Septemb'' 


9. 


1771. 


Decemb'' 


17, 





Married James Webb and Elizabeth Maybury. 

Married William Maxfield and Mary Westcoat. 

Married John Stevens Jun^ and Hannah Westcoat. 

Married Daniel Crocket and Mary Noyes. 

Married Lonon and Cloe, Mayburie's servants. 

Married Peter Graffam and Mary Wilson. 

Married Ebenezer Hall and Hannah Anderson. 

Married John Matthews and Hannah Knights. 

Married Thomas Manchester and Hannah Baily. 

Married Uriah Nason and Abigail Knight-. 

Married Benjamin Frost and Susanna Skillings; both of 

Gorham Town. 

Married Job Haskel and Isabel Winship. 

Married Edward Oilman and Agnes Stevens. 

I married my Father the Revd. Thomas Smith of Falmouth 

to Mrs. Elizabeth Wendell of Boston, my wife's Mother 

Married Joseph Chesley and Abigail Graffam. 

Married Aaron Silly and Elizabeth Dodge. 

Married Thomas Maybury and Anne Swett. 

Married Jonathan Robberd and Elizabeth Webb. 

Married William Maybury Junr. and Rose Walden. 

Married Amos Brown and widow Elizabeth Winship. 

Married Joshua Lowel and Sarah Maybury. 

Married James Hawks and Betty Crague. 

Married George Crocket and Mary Matthews. 

Married John Young and Martha Miller. 

Married Richard Hutchinson and the widow Hannah 

Stevens. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 211 



Married Abraham Osgood of Falmouth and Bethsheba 

Maybury of Windham. 

Married WiUiam Elkins and Mary Crague. 

Married James Pray and Patience Hunnewell. 

Married Davis Thurrill and Abigail Manchester. 

Married Ezra Brown and Sarah Graffam. 

Married Richard Thurril and Miriam Lowel. 

Married Dr. Isaac Colcott and Sarah Laske. 

Married Enoch Wait and Mary Knight. 

Married Nathaaiel Jordan and Abigail Bodge. 

Married Thomas Maybury junr. andMary Wooster. 

Married Edward Anderson and Mary Meabury. 

Married Enoch Graffam and Charity Meabury. 

Married John Wooster and Sarah Bodge. 

Married Peter Staples of Cape Elizabeth and Sarah 

Dingley of Raymontown. 

Stephen Harris and Sarah Ginnis. 

Married Stephen Hutchinson and Elizabeth Webb. 

Married Nathl. Miickford and Lowis Obrion. 

Married William Campble and Elizabeth Brown. 

Married John Thurril and Elizabeth Burk. 

Married John Anderson and Anne Woodman. 

Married Benjamin Bodge and Susannah Hunnewell. 

Married Isaac Barton and Hepsabeth Davis.^ 

Married Richard Hutchenson and Abigail Davis. 

Married Joseph Knight and Margaret Norton. 

Married Stephen Hutchenson and Ann Legrow. 

Married Joseph Cobb and Sarah Pike. 

Married John Davis Junr. and Jane Stanford. 

Married Elisha Hardy and Rhoda Tripp. 

Married James Jordan and Hannah Roberts. 

Married John Elder and Rebeckah Graffam, 

Married David Maybury and Jemima Spurr. 

Married Robert Muckford and Lois Graffam. 



*Thi.s is written into the record after several following records had been made, and the 
"Intentions" on the Town Record are dated Dec. 9, 1780. There are many mistakes and probably 
omissions, as large spaces are left here and there. 



Decemb"" 


29. 




Novemb^ 


5. 


1772 


Novemb'' 


10, 




February 


28, 


1773 


Octob'' 


21, 




Decemb'' 


I, 




January 


7, 


1774 


January 


13, 




March 


24, 




April 


28, 




August 






August 






Decemb'" 


8, 




Novemb'' 


6, 


1775 


July 


10, 


1776 


March 




1777 


May 


9. 




May 


22, 




Novemb*" 


20, 




January 


I. 


1778 


Octob'- 


I, 




Novemb'' 


5, 




Novemb"' 


24, 




March 


1 1, 


1779 


March 






March 


20, 


1780 


February 




1781 


June 






Novemb'' 







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May 


2, 


1782, 


Septemb^ 


15, 




Septemb^ 


29, 




January 


16, 


1783. 


February 


12, 




May 


8, 




Septemb'- 


28, 




Novemb^ 


13, 




Decemb^ 


25, 




March 


18, 


1784. 


July 


I, 




August 


29, 




Septemb'- 


13. 




February 




I785. 


March 






August 






Decemb'- 


I, 




February 


5. 


1785. 


February 


9. 




February 


19. 




June 


8, 




July 


25. 




Octob'- 


29. 




Novemb'' 


2, 




Novemb^ 


12, 





Decemb'' 14, 

January 24, 1787, 

February 15, 

February 18, 

March 4, 



Married Jonathan Stevens and Martha Miller. 

Married Hezekiah Jordan and Eunice Davis. 

Married Josiah Chute and Mary Noyes. 

Marriea Samuel Dingley and Kezia Procter. 

Married Joshua Rogers and Mary Purinton. 

Married Moses Pettengall and Katharine Elliot. 

Married Benj. Ham and Jane Procter. 

Married Nathaniel Chase and Rhoda Elliot. 

Married Josiah Parker and Elizabeth Legrow. 

Married William Meabury Junr., and Rebecca Bodge. 

Married Matthew Tobin and Elizabeth Brown. 

Married Daniel Small and Sarah Starboard. 

Married John Mugford and Mary Norton. 

Married Ichabod Hanson Junr. and Anne Eliot. 

Married Moses Hodgdon and Phebe Handson. 

Married Edward Webb and Lydia Hunnewell. 

Married Richard Stevens and Anne Millens. 

Married James Mabury and Bathsheba Mabury. 

Married William Motley and Eunice Knight. 

Married Samuel Swett and Elizabeth Graffam. 

Married John Brown and Hannah Barker. 

Married William Hooper and Katharine Andross. 

Married Robert Hooper and Vashti Man. 

Married John Cook and Elizabeth Eliot. 

Married Samuel Lord and Ruth Brown 

Married Jonathan Knight of Otisfield and Sarah Pettangall 

of this town. 

Married Samuel Elder of Gorham and Mary Graffam of 

this town. 

Married Jonathan Roberts of Standish and Prudence 

Willard of Windham. 

Married Nicholas Anthoine and Anna Pattangall. 

Married Jotham Shaw and Sarah Roberds. 

Married David Warren of Buxtown and Mary Knight of 

Otisfield. 

Delivered to Mr. Dole Town Clerk all the Certificates to 

this Day May the Eighth 1787. 



May 
July 


lO, 

23, 




Novemb'' 


25. 




April 


13, 


1788 


Octob'- 


9. 




Novemb'' 


20, 




Novemb'' 


28, 




January 


18, 


1789 


January 


30, 




February 


5, 




February 


19' 




March 


II, 




Octob'' 


29, 





January 



1790. 



1793- 
January i, 1795. 

Novemb'' 5, 
[anuary 31, 1796. 
May 22, 



July 10, 

Septemb"" 22, 



January 2, 1797. 

Septemb'' 13, 
February 8, 1798. 



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Married Edward Webb and Sarah Bolton. 
Married Gershom Manchester and Anna Bunker. 
Married Jacob Elliot Junr., and Ann Barker. 
Married Abraham Anderson and Lucy Smith. 
Married John Mabury and Rachel Wilson. 
Married Thomas Miller and Elizabeth Ridley. 
Married Richard Shane and Susanna Procter. 
Married Zethenel Morse and Abigal Kennedy. 
Married Benjamin Bodge and Elizabeth Gammon. 
Married Elkanah Harding and Martha Knight. 
Married Richard Mabury and Mirriam Thomson. 
Returned all the Certificates to this day to Mr. Dole. 
Married Francis Symonds of Bridgeton and Mary Jordan 
of Raymontown. Certificates from Theodore Mussey of 
Standish. 

Married Joseph Chase of Buxton and Hannah Elliot of 
this town. 

Since I received my ^Commission 
fMarried Benjamin Trot and Lydia Ingerson. 
Married Job Winslow and Polly Dole. 
Married Thomas Conant and Rachel McCauslin. 
Married Jonathan Winslow and my daughter Mary Smith. 
Married Daniel Purinton and Lois Bennet Brown. 
The above named persons I have returned to the Town 
Clerk. 

1 joined in marriage Stephen Leighton and Ruth Crague. 
I joined in marriage John Leighton and Leonice Sawyer. 
In the evening of October 9, I joined in marriage Silvanus 
Gallison and Eunice Barker. 

I joined in marriage xMr. Hezekiah Smith and my daughter, 
Sarah Smith. 

I joined in m arriage the Revd. Thomas Roby and Mrs. 
Elizabeth Reynold Knight. 

I joined in marriage Mr. Oratio Gates Winslow and Mrs- 
Polly McCauslin. 



*As Justice of Peace. tNo date, Intentions dated March 16, I793- 



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February i8, 
April 15, 



I joined in marriage Mr. Joseph Adams and Miss Sally 
Lewis. 

I joined in marriage Mr. John Tyng Smith and Miss 
Mary Duguid. 
At the close of Rev. Mr. Smith's Records, the following are recorded by his 
successor, Rev. Nathl. Stone. 
Novemb^ 28, 1799. Married Solomon Raynes of New Gloucester and Miss 

Nancy Sweat of Windham. 
February 14, Married Mr. Daniel Hardy of Dunstable to Miss Susannah 

Hardy of Windham. 
July 4, Married Joseph Chesley to Miss Sarah Gilpatrick. 



RECORD OF BAPTISMS BY REV. PETER THACHER SMITH. 



October 



1762, 



January 


16, 


1763 


March 


30, 




u 


27. 




May 


15. 




May 


15. 




June 


19. 




July 


3. 





July 



10, 



July 24, 




July 31. 




Sept. 4, 




October 2, 

u a 




October 30, 




Novemb''. 13, 


1763- 



Baptized Mary, the daughter of Thomas and Bethiah 
Maybery. 

Baptized John, the son of William and Mary Stinchfield. 
Baptized Susannah, the daughter of Seth and Hannah Webb. 
Baptized Mary, the daughter of Robert and Mary Muck- 
ford. 

Baptized Reuben, the son of William and Mary Elder. 
Baptized John, the son of William and Rachel Bolton. 
Baptized Samuel, the son of Ephraim and Elizabeth Winship. 
Baptized Anna, the daughter of Stephen and Mary Man- 
chester. 

Baptized Miriam, the daughter of Eliezer and Mary Chase. 
Ann, the daughter of Eli and Sarah Webb. 
Martha, the daughter of Robert and Mary Miller. 
Baptized John, the son of James and Elizabeth Webb. 
Baptized Anna, the daughter of Stephen and Anna Lowel. 
Baptized Phebe, the daughter of Joseph and Lydia Knight. 
Baptized Bulah, the daughter of Micah and Elizabeth Walker. 
Baptized Hannah, the daughter of John and Comfort Man- 
chester. 

Baptized Mary, the daughter of Isaac and Mary Elder. 
Baptized Bathsheba, the daughter of Richard and Martha 
Mayberry. • 



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Decemb^ 25. 



January 29, 1764. 
January 

February 

April I, 

April 8, 

April 15, 

May 6, 

May 27, 

August 5, 

January 6, 1765. 



March 17, 
April 18, 



April 



April 


28, 


May 


5. 


May 


10, 


May 


12, 



July 



28, 



Baptized Sarah, the daughter of William and Rachel 
Campbell. 

By the desire of my father I preached a lecture at Stroud- 
water Falls and baptized five children. 
Baptized John, the son of Hugh and Elizabeth Crague. 
Baptized Sarah, the daughter of Gershom and Nancy Win- 
ship. 

Baptized a child of Samuel Peabody of Gorham Town. 
Baptized a Calvin, the son of John and Hannah Farrow. 
Baptized James, the son of Curtis and Miriam Chute. 
Baptized John, the son of William and Jane Maybery. 
Baptized Dorothy, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Starling. 
Baptized Anna, the daughter of Daniel and Patience 
Pettengal. 

Baptized William, the son of William and Hannah Knight. 
Baptized Richard, the son of Thomas and Bethiah Maybery. 
Baptized Ichabod Handson, an Adult person, Educated a 
Quaker and his son Ichabod by his wife Abigail. And the 
same Day Robert Martin an Adult person and his son John 
by his wife Hannah. 

Baptized Chipman, the son of Peter and Elizabeth Cobb. 
And Susanna the daughter of Robert and Mary Muckford. 
And Stephen, the son of Stephen and Anna Lowell. 
Baptized Richard, the son of Jon^ and Hannah Stevens 
Jun'-. 

And Peggy, the daughter of Peter and Mary Graffam. 
And Ephraim the son of Ephraim and Elizabeth Winship. 
And Rebecca the daughter of William and Mary Elder. 
And Anna the dausjhter of Stephen and Mary Manchester. 
Baptized William the son of William Champbell, his wife 
Rachel died a few days before. 

Baptized Jacob, the son of Jacob and Dorothy Elliot. 
Baptized Joseph, the son of Mr. Sandborn of Falmouth. 
Baptized Josiah, the son of James and Elizabeth Webb. 
Baptized Elizabeth, the daughter of William Maxfield and 
Mary, his wife. 

Baptized Clement, the son of Edmund and Elizabeth Finney 
of Gorham Town. 



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Septemb'" 


8, 


" 


22, 


Novemb^ 


3. 


February 


1766 


March 




April 


16, 


May 


11, 



July 


10, 


August 


17. 


August 


24, 


Octb^ 





Decemb''. 
February 

April 5, 

April 12, 
April 26, 



June 14, 

August 2, 



767. 



Baptized James, the son of William and Jane Maybury. 

Baptized Anne, the daughter of Isaac Elder and Mary his 

wife. 

Baptized Josiah, the son of John and Hannah Farrow. 

And Hannah, the daughter of John and Jane Swett of 

Arrowsick. 

Baptized Lonon, a negro man of Thomas Mayburie's. 

And Thomas, the son of Robert and Mary Miller. 

Baptized Ann, the daughter of Richard and Martha 

Mayberry. 

And Lorana the daughter of Ely and Sarah Webb. 

Baptized Mehetable, the daughter of Gershom and Ann 

Winship. 

Baptized James Hawks an adult person who was educated a 

Quaker. 

And Ezra, the son of Ichabod and Abigal Handson. 

And Elizabeth, the daughter of Caleb and Lois Graffam. 

Baptized Jane, the daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Crague. 

Baptized Mary, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Starling. 

And James, the son of Micah and Elizabeth Walker. 

Baptized my daughter Elizabeth Hunt, by my wife Elizabeth. 

And Hannah, the daughter of William and Hannah Knight. 

Baptized Joseph, the son of Eliezer and Mary Chase. 

And Mary, the daughter of John Stevens Jun'', and Hannah, 

his wife. 

And Harry, the son of Lonnon and Cloe his wife. 

Baptized Moses, the son of widow Elizabeth Winship. Her 

Husband died a few months before. 

Baptized Eleanor, the daughter of Isaac and Susanna 

Hardy. 

Baptized Richard, the son of William and Jane Maybury. 

Baptized Betty, the daughter of Benjamin and Betty Dodge. 

Baptized John, the son of Curtis and Miriam Chute. 

And Richard, the son of Richard and Martha Maybury. 

And Abigail, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Trot 

Baptized John, the son of Thomas and Bethiah Maybury. 

Baptized Betty, the daughter of Timothy and Catherine 

Cloutman. 



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217 



August 


24, 


Septemb'' 




Octob^ 


23' 


Novemb^ 


^1 


March 




April 


10, 


May 




June 


14, 


Octob^ 




Decemb''. 




July 




July 




August 




August 


27, 


Decemb^ 




Decemb''. 


24, 


January 


14, 


P^ebruary 


4, 


February 


18, 


Octob'-. 


7» 


Decemb''. 




March 





July 14, 

Novemb^ 
Decemb''. 8, 

The foil 
and shows 



768. 



769. 



Baptized Charles, the son of William and Mary Elder. 
Baptized Joseph Chesley an adult person. 
Baptized Elizabeth, the daughter of Elizabeth Webb, widow; 
her husband died a few months before. 

Baptized Anne, the daughter of William and Mary Maxfield. 
Baptized Robin, the son of Lonon and Cloe. 
Baptized my daughter Sarah, by my wife Elizabeth. 
And Lucy, the daughter of Isaac and Susanna Hardy. 
Baptized a child of Mr. Bartholomew Cunnant's of Falm^^\ 
Baptized Joshua, the son of Gershom and Ann Winship. 
Baptized Hugh, the son of Hugh and Elizabeth Crague. 
Baptized Curtis, the son of Micah and Elizabeth Walker. 
Baptized Rose, the daughter of Robert and Hannah Martin. 
Baptized Silas, the son of William and Mary Elder. 
Baptized Martha, the daughter of William and Hannah 
Knight. 

Baptized my daughter Lucy, by my wife Elizabeth. 
And Ruth the daughter of Amos and Elizabeth Brown. 
And Ann the daughter of Timothy and Catherine Cloutman. 
Baptized Daniel, the son of William and Mary Maxfield. 
Baptized Anne, the daughter of Richard and Martha May- 
bury. 

Baptized Molley, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Trot. 
Baptized Judith, the daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Silley 
Baptized Hannah, the daughter of Thomas and Ann May- 
bury. 

Baptized my son Thomas, by my wife Elizabeth. 
And Abigail, the daughter of Richard and Martha Dole. 
Baptized Isaac, the son of William and Mary Elder. 
Baptized Sibbyl the daughter of Micah and Elizabeth 
Walker. 

Baptized Mehitable, the daughter of Joseph and Mehetable 
Swett, 

Baptized Hannah Thrasher, an Adult person. 
Baptized Margaret, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret 
Mayberry. 

owing note is written into the record here by Mr. Smith, 
the reason for many gaps left between the dates. 



1770. 



771. 



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Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



January 19, 1772. 



March 


8, 


April 


19' 


May 


10, 


June 


14, 


July 


26, 


August 


17, 


Septmb''. 


6, 


Octob'-. 


25. 


January 




January 




January 




February 


28, 


March 


28, 



N. B. I am sensible there has been many children Baptized in this 

Town for four or five years past that I have not Recorded; 

as there was not a proper Chh. Book for that purpose ; and 

as I have Baptized at my Lectures in private Houses ; but I 

hope to be more careful for the future ; as to other things I 

have been careful in Recording. 

Baptized Samuel, the son of John Glover and Elizabeth his 

wife. 

Baptized my son John Tyng, by my wife Elizabeth. 

Baptized Lucy, the daughter of Lonon and Cloe. 

Baptized David Spear, the son of William Maybury Jun""., 

and Rose, his wife. 

Baptized Jenney, the daughter of William Maybury and 

Jenney his wife. 

Baptized Thomas, the son of Thomas Trot and Sarah, his 

wife. 

Baptized Eunice, the daughter of Aaron Silley and Elizabeth 

his wife. 

Baptized Hannah, the daughter of Amos Brown and Eliza- 
beth, his wife, 

Baptized Martha, the daughter of Hugh Crague and Eliza- 
beth his wife. 
1773. Baptized Moses, the son of Isaac Hardy and Susanna his 

wife. 

Baptized Phineas, the son of Micah Walker and Elizabeth 

his wife. 

Baptized James, the son of James Hawks and Elizabeth, his 

wife. 

Baptized Molly, the daughter of Richard and Martha Dole. 

Baptized Daniel, the son of Richard and Martha Maybury. 

And Nathaniel Knight, the son of Gershom and Nancy 

Winship, 

( To be Continued.) 



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219 



SOLDIERS IN COLO. THOMAS CUTT'S* RIGIMENT, 

1778. 



CONTRIBUTED BY BENJ. N. GOODALE. 



TO COLO 



Obediah Hatch, 
Stephen Larrabee Jr. 
James Wakefield, 
Ruben Hatch, 
John Fisk, 



Jacob Blasdil, 
William Butland, 
Jeremiah Butland, 
Joseph Cousens, 
John Cousens Jur., 
Samuel Cousens, 
Samuel Cousens Jur., 
Abraham Courrier, 
Abraham Day, 
Ebenezer Day, 
John Dennit, 
Jabez Emery Jr., 
Pembetton Emons, 
Stephen Fairfield, 
Samuel Gillpatrick, 
Joshua Gillpatrick Jur., 
Nathaniel Gilpatrick, 



THOS. CUTTS ESQ., AT PEPRILLBOROUGlt. 
YE TRAIN BAND. 

C Daniel Taylor, 

C Obediah Emons, 

C Ebenezar Coburn, 

D Moses Blasdil, 

F John Hubburd, 

Steven Haven,(?) 
Dimond Hubburd, 
Natl. Kimball Ju--., 
Ritd. Kimball Ju^"., 
James Kimball, 
Samuel Kimball, 
Isaack Kimball, 
Israeli Kimball, 
Jesse(?) Larrabee, 
Joel Larrabee, 
Edmund Littlefield, 
Abraham Littlefield, 
James Lord, 
Samuel Lord, 
Jotham Littlefield, 
Jacob Littlefield, 
Rube7i Littlefield, 



*Colo. Thomas Cutts, born at Kittery. Me., Apr. 5, 1736, died at Saco, Jan. 10, 182 1, son of Hon 
Richard Cutts of Kittery. Having served as clerk to Sir William Pepperrell, about the year 
1758 he moved to Saco, and on Aug. 24, 1762 he was married to Elizabeth, dau. of Mr. Dominicus 
Scammon. He became one of the most eminent merchants of Maine and was appointed Feb. 14, 
1776 by "The Major Part of the Council of the Massachusetts-Bay, in New England first Major of 
the third Regiment of Militia in the County of York whereof Tristram Jordan Esqr. is Colonel' 
and on June 9, 1778 was appointed as Colonel of the same regiment. Both commissions were 
dated from Watertown and in the first it is noted that it was in the i6th year of the reign of his 
Majesty King George the Third. 



220 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 



Samuel Gooch, 
Samuel Gowen, 
Richard Gillpatrick, 
Ebenezar Dennit^ 
Abraham Hill, 
Daniel Hatch, 
Moses Hubburd, 
John Shackley Jur., 
Joel Stevenns, 
Nathaniel Spinney, 
Samuel Town, 
Caleb Thompson, 
Jacob Town, 
John Taylor, 
Jonathan Taylor, 
Thomas Wormwood, 
William Wormwood, 
Josiah Willson, 
Samuel Taylor, 
Joseph Wormwood Jur., 
Benjamin Wormwood Jur. 
Nathaniel Wakefield, 
Eliphalit Walker, 
Stephen Thompson, 
Benj^ Titcomb, 
Samuel Titcomb, 
Samuel Waterhouse Jr , 
Ezekiel Webber, 
John Wakefield Jur. ^ 
Daniel Wakefield, 

Thomas Cousens, 
Benja. Day, 
Mark Fisk, 

Samuel Littlefield, Jr., 
John Maddock, 
Paul Shackford, 



Jotham Mitchell, 
Daniel Medar, 
John Madock Jr., 
Adam Ross, 
John Ross, 
John Kimball, 
Captain(?) Stover, 
Jacob Waterhouse, 
James Wakefield Jur., 
Richard Shackley, 
Abraham Kimball, 
Ely Wormwood, 
John Webber, Jun., 
John Butland Jur., 
Richard Thompson, Jur., 
Joseph Cousens, Jr., 
Jobe Emerey, ; 

Jerediah Gooch, Jr., 
Henrey Madock, 
Daniel Shackley, 
John Taylor, Jur., 
William English, Ju., 
Hezekiah Wakefield, 
John Titcomb, 
Abediah Hatch Ju., 
Samuel Shackford, 
Ja??ies Ross, 
Joseph Dennit, 
Daniel Wakfield, 
John Gooden, 

THE ALARM LIST. 

Benj^. Wormwood, 
Lt. Obediah Littlefield, 
Lt. Samuel Mitchell, 
Thomas Bothby, 
Thodor Lyman, 
Isiah Wakefield, 



Maine Historical and Genealogical R^^- order. 221 



John Shackley, Lt. Samuel Stevens^ 

Joseph Emerson, Nathaniel Cusens, 

Benjn. Stevens, Capt. Kimball, 

James Smith, Richard Kimball, 

Richard Thompson, 112 Men, 

E. John Wakefield, 88 Guns,- 

Stephon Webber, 23 Bay, 

10 H, 1070 Shott, 

42 Pow^^, 198 Flints, 

1239 Ball, 50 Cartridg. 

The above liste is a true account of the Company under my Command as to 
their arms and Equipments. 

The names that are erased (Italic) are men Lately Gone into the Service. 

Dated Wells August y^ 18^^^: 1778 Edmund Currier, Lieut. 



A LIST OF THE TRAIN BAND IN CAPT. NASON S COMPANY 



TO COLO. THOS. CUTTS ESQ., ATT PEPRILLBOROUOH. 

Scr. Saml. Lewis, C John patten, 

Scr. Andrew miller, C Silas abbot, 
Cor'. Jacob Burnham, 

David Durrill, John Downing, 

Forrest Burnham, abram hilton, 

Isaac Burnham, Daniel towne, 

Tim: hodgdon, Stephen Dorman, 

James patten, Benj^. tomson, 

Robert patten, Benj^ tomson, jr., 

John Lord, Daniel Goodwin, 

Jonath: tomson Jur., abraham hilton, jr., 

Benj^ Lord, Edward Nason, 

Joseph Lord, Noah Town, 

John watson, Josiah Town, 

Joseph walker, Jacob Rhodes, 

John Downing, Ephraim tomsom, 

Benj^ Downing Jur., Cleves(?) 



222 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



Jonathan Downing, 
adam mcCullough, 
thos Durrill, 
Jacob Durrill, 
Benj^ Durrill, Jr., 
obed merrill, 
Harrison Downing, 
Niclas Downing, 



Eaton(?) Cleves (?) 
Stephen Cleves, 
James Deering, 
henry Benson, 
Joel Cluff, 
John Smith, 
John miller, 
John Stone, 



a list of the arms and accotrements of the alarm list under capt. 

nason's command. 



Capt. Jesse Dorman, 
Simeon hutchings, 
Timothy hanscum, 
John Goodwin, 
Ltt. John Goodwin, 
Benj^. meeds Lord Esq., 
Capt. tobias Lord, 
Benj^ Downing, 

66 men 

42 guns, 

25 bayonetts, 

35 1-2 Powder, 



majo"" Benj^ Durrill, 
L". Jacob Curtice, 
Deacon Jer'', miliar, 
Benj^. Goodwin, 
L«. Asa Durrill, 
Tho^. town, 
Jabez Doman, 
humphry Deering, 
Samuel Clough. 

1327 balls, 

210 flints, 

29 Cat. Boxes, 

23 Cutting swords. 



The within is a true accompt of the State of the C^ompany under my Command 
as taken and Returned to me by the under officers pr orders. 

Dated August y^ 19^'^ 1778. Joshua Nason, Capt. 



Maine Historical a^id Ge^tealo^ical Reco7^der. 223 



CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS AT DUNSTAN IN SCAR- 
BOROUGH. 



COPIED BY S. M. WATSON. 



Robert Southgate d. Nov. 2, 1833, a. 92. 

Mary his wife d. Mar. 30, 1824, a. 68. 

Mary King Southgate, eldest dau. of Robert, d. June 22, 1795, a. 20. 

Robert, son of Robert and Mary Southgate, d. July 6, 1799, a. 3. 

Mary King Southgate, wife of Grenville Mellen, d. May 13, 1829, a. 30. 

Frederick, son of Hon. Robert Southgate, b. Aug. 9, 1791, d. May 29, 18 13. 

Miranda, dau. of Robert Southgate, d. July 17, 181 6, a. 27. 

Laura, dau. of Capt. Samuel Lambert of Salem, d. Feb. 28, 1796, a. i yr. 

Martha, wife of Capt, Samuel Haines, d. June 18, 1802, a. 31. 

Levi Berry, d. Apr. 20, 1839, ^•45- 

Richard Leavitt, d. Sept. 24, 1806, a, 50, 

Mary S,, dau. of Simon and Sarah Newcomb, d. Mar. 2, 185 1, a. 4. 

John Patterson, d. Aug, 30, 1850, a. 66. 

Dorcas his wife, d. Dec. 19, 1854, a. 56. 

Capt, Eli Seavey d. Nov. 23, 1857, a, 69. \ 

Sally, his wife, d. Nov. 30, 1857. a. 64, 

Charles, son of Eli and Sally, d, Dec. 20, 1843, ^' ^9- 

Ebenezer Esq., d. May 16, 1846, a. 60. 

Thomas Leavis, d. Feb, 13, 1837, a, 79, 

Susan, his wife, d. Apr, 7, 1841, a, 80. 

Rev. Nathan Tilton, d. Oct, 4, 185 1, a. 79. 

Mary, his wife d. Aug. 6, 185 1, a, 85. 

Henry Augustus, son of Rev. Nathan and Mary Tilton, d. May 9, 1805, a, 2 yrs. 

Rev, Benjamin Chadwick d, Nov. 3, 1819, a. 75. 

Eunice, his wife, d. Feb. 10, 1831, a. 88. 

Abigail Chadwick d. Jan. 13, 186 1, a. 79. 

Mary Chadwick d. Jan, 20, 1861, a, 80. 

Joshua Fabyan d. Jan, 23, 1824, a. 41, 

Mary (Downing) his wife, d. Jan. 2, 1881, a. 96, 

Jonathan Fogg d. July 9, 1858, a, 79. 

Hannah (Edgecomb) wife of Jonathan Fogg, d, June 5, 1845, a. 68, 



224 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Jordan, son of Jonathan and Hannah Fogg, d. Mar. 17, 1886, a. 80. 

Mary, wife of Jordan Fogg and dau. of James and Mary Harmon, d. Jan. 23, 

i860, a. 49. 
Rhoda (Edgecomb) wife of John Runnells, d. Mar. 27, 1865, a. 96. 
George Harmon d. Apr. 10, 1822, a. 84. 
Mary, his wife, d. Mar. 15, 1825, a. 83. 
Zachariah Harmon d. Mar. 4, 1855, a. 79. 
Elizabeth, his wife, d. May 2, 1828, a. 44. 
I>ydia, his 2d wife, d. Jan. 3, 1863, a. 78. 
Mathew Simonton, son of Benjamin Milliken Jr. and Elizabeth, d. Mar. 17, 181 1, 

a. I yr. 
Martha Jordan dan. of Benjamin Milliken Jr. and Elizabeth, d. Oct. 17, 1808, a. 

4 yrs. 
John M. Milliken d. Mar. 14, 1830, a. 91. 
Sarah, his wife, d. May 28, 18 10, a. 69. 

Daniel, son of Joshua and Peggy Milliken d. Dec. 26, 18 15, a. 13. 
Sarah, wife of Jacob Milliken d. Apr. 8, 1870, a. 85. 
Sewell Milliken d. Aug. 27, 1882, a. 79. 
Harriet, his wife d. Aug: 24, 1849, 3^- S^- 






Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 225 

INSCRIPTIONS FROM OLD BURIAL GROUND, ST. 

JOHN, N. B. 



COMMUNICATED BY N. B. HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 



{Continued from page 72.) 

Gilbert, Francis, Navel Officer of this Province, also Sophia Wallace, his wife 
and Susan their dau. Father-in-law of Caleb Ward and Lauchlan Donaldson. {No 
date of death ^ 

Gilbert, William, d. Sept. 28, 1828, a. 36, also Margaret Ann, dau. of Charles 
and Margaret Brown, d. Oct. 5, 1836, a. 6 weeks. 

Goldsmith, Henry Esq''., Assist Comm''. Genl, b. in Athlone, Ireland ; d. June 6, 
181 1, a. 56. A son of this man, Oliver by name, (called after his great relative) 
resided for many years in St. John, and was connected with the Commissary De- 
partment. Removed to Hong Kong. 

Godsoe, William, d. Feb. 10, 1830, a. 86, also Hulda his wife, d. Jan. 9, 1828, a. 
66. He was many years High Constable. 

Godsoe, Jessie Amelia, d. March 16, 1836, a. 11, also Nathan Herbert d. Apr. 
26, 1836, a. 4. children of Nathan any Mary Godsoe. 

Grossard, Wm. P., Master Mariner, a native of Biddeford, England, d. Oct. 23, 
1825, a. 68.' 

Graves, Elizabeth, d. Mar. 17, 1831, a, 98, also Sarah Ann, her dau. and widow 
of Michael Walker, Master Mariner who was lost at sea. She d. Mar. 7, 1835, a. 
18. Also Ann Walker, d. Jan. 21, 1837, ^- 3° 5 ^.Iso John M. L. Walker, Master 
Mariner, d. by shipwreck in St. Mary's Bay, Jan. 24, 1840, a. 27. 

'Grundy, James, a native of Lancashire, England, d. Oct. 8, 1832, a. 35. By will of 
Elizabeth, widow of James Grundy properties in the city were left to the overseers 
of the poor, to be distributed to poor persons not paupers, not exceeding 5^ to one 
peison in one year. Mrs. Grundy was the dau. of Charles Duffus, and m. James 
Grundy in 18 16. Their residence was on the north side of Duke, between Ger- 
main and Prince William streets. 

Graham, John, d. July 13, 1834, a. 22 ; James d. Apr. 23, 1844, a. 22 ; Alexr. d. 
Jan. 17, 1845, a. 20. 

Hanford, Thomas Esq., d. Jan. 16, 1826, a. 75. At the time of the great fire, 
1877, his residence on Prince William street was known as Stubb's Hotel, Thomas 
Raymond, proprietor. 



226 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Hanford, Thomas T., d. Feb. 3, 1833, a. 32. Ann, widow of the late Thomas, 
d. Nov. 17, 1837, a. 77. 

Hand, Elizabeth, d. Aug. 4, 18 — , a. 68, native of County Monaghan, Ireland. 

Harble, Cornelius Jr., son of Cornelius and Diadema, d, Aug. 18, 181 1, a. 15. 

Hartt, Harris, son of H. A. and D., d. Aug. 22, 1820, a. 14 months. 

Hart, James, a native of Scotland, d. May 10, 18 18, a. 60. 

Hamlin, Elizabeth, widow of Miles of Passage, Cork, Ireland, d. Jan. 5, 1802, a. 
60. Her dau. Mary Green, d. Feb. 5, 1840, a. 77. 

Hardenbrook, Catherine Hall, wife of Abel A., d. Dec. 5, 1799, a. 37. 

Hardenbrook, Abel, d. Jan. 29, 18 14, a. 58. 

Hardenbrook, Robert, d. Nov. 30, 18 19, a. 52 ; also Margaret his wife, d. Oct. 
29, 1835, a. 50. 

Hardenbrook, Mary Ann, wife of John and aau. of Elijah and Mary Ann Baxter, 
d. May 19, 1837, a. 35. 

Harding, John, d. Aug. 17, 18 10, a. 24. 

Harding, William, d. Mar, 24, 1818, a. 73. 

Hargraves, Mary, wife of Capt. John, d. Mar. 10, 1830, a. 40. Native of Lan- 
caster, England. 

Hatfield, Nancy, wife of Uriah (the rest not legible.) 

Hatfield, Wm. W., son of David and Ann, d. Mar. 6, 18 17, a. 21. 

Hatfield, David, Esq., d. Dec. i, 1843, a. 80. Ann his wife d. Sept. 12, 1845, ^• 
77. Mr. Hatfield was a leading merchant of St. John for half a century. One of 
his daughters m. the late Judge Fisher. Charles R. Ray, late mayor of St. John, 
is a grandson of Mr. Hatfield. 

Hatheway, Ann, wife of Thomas G. and dau. of Joseph Canby, d. Apr. 5, 1827? 
a. 32. 

Hay, John, d. Dec. 24, 1813, a. 45. Stephen his son d. May 4, 1836, a. 30. 
{Stone erected by Thoi7ias Hay?) 

Hay, Thomas, d. Mar. 16, 1845, a. 47 ; also Thomas P., d. 1828, a. 4; Geo. C. 
d- 1841, a. 8 ; children of Thomas and Ann. {Stone erected by Charles H. Hay.) 

Hayter, William, d. Feb. 9, 18 17, a. 88. Janes, his wife, d. Jan. 6, 1820, a. 74. 

Hendricks, Conradt, son of John, b. near Middletown Point, New Jersey, and d. 
July 13, 1784, a. 46. 

Hendricks, John, son of Conradt, d. Aug. 14, 1793, a. 13. Sarah, dau. of Con- 
radt, d. July 29, 1795, a. 20. 

Hewitt, Barbara, wife of William, d. Jan. 14, 1830, a. 43. 

Herrington, Mary, wife of Benjamin and dau. of Samuel and Phebe Green, of 
Newport, Nova Scotia, d. Apr. 30, 1832, a. 31. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 227 

Hersey, Elizabeth, d. May 17, 183 1, a. 79. 

Hogan, James, d. July 13, 1833, ^- 62, Sidney Bolton, his wife d. Sept. 26, 1833, 
a. 60; also their dau. Sidney Hogan, d. Jan. 19, 1819, a. 3 years. 

Holman, John Senr., d. Sept. 27, 1834, a. 57. 

Holmes, John Tho., son of John and Susan, Royal Artillery, d. July 30, 1835, ^• 
2 years. 

Humbert, Marthy, wife of Stephen, d. Apr. 22, 18 18, a. 50. 

Hutchinson, Eliza, dau. of William and Sarah, d. Aug. 3c, 1831, a. 19, and their 
son James L., d. Jan. 14, 1834, a. 23. 

Hughson, Sarah, wife of Joshua, d. May 29, 1829, a. 53. Ann, their dau. and 
wife of Arthur Richards, d. Jan. 21, 1827, a. 28. 

Hughson, Henrietta, wife of William, d. Nov. 30, 1829, a. 34. 

Hughson, James, master mariner, son of Joshua and Sarah, d. Apr. 25, 1829, a. 28. 

Huyghue, Edward F., son of Samuel and Isabel, d. Oct. 19, 1842, a. 18 months. 

Hunt, Alfred, son of Thomas and Lois of Hopewell, d. Oct. 27, 1840, a. 24. 

James, Robert, d, Apr. 29, 1842, a. 73. 

Jacobus, Rachel, d. Oct. 28, 1807, a. 69. 

Johnson, Jane, wife of Sydney P., d. Mar. 13, 1831, a. 30. 

Johnson, Margaret, a native of Sligo, Ireland, d. Aug. 3, 1847, a. 62. Her 
dau. Eliza d. Apr. 28, 1847, a. 22. 

Judson, Abel, son of Chapman and Mary, d. Nov. 5, 18 12, a. 23. 

Judson, Chapman, d. Jan. 28, 1817, a. 60. 

Jordan, Sally, dau. of John and Margaret, d. July 29, 18 16, a. 2 years. 

Kaye, John, d. Aug. 28, 1815, a. 30. His widow m. Robert Ray, Jan. i, 1816, 
whose first wife d. Aug. 27, 18 15. 

Kay, Rebecca, wife of Charles, d. Apr. 27, 1839, a. 35. 

Kennedy, Neil d. Apr. i, 1820, a. 54. 

Kent, Stephen, d. Sept. 12, 1828, a. 80, grandfather of Stephen Kent, Foster. 

Kelly, James Cullum, d. Jan, 29, 1831. 

Kinnear, Eliza 4ti\ dau. of Andrew Esq'-., b. Oct. 5, 1806, d. Aug. 29, 1823, also 
Letitia, widow of Andrew Esq''., b. at Litterkenney, County of Donegal, Ireland. 
Andrew Kinnear, of the Commissariat Department, d. in Westmorland, 18 18, a. 67. 
William B., Francis and Harrison, were sons. One dau. m. F. C. Frith of 
Ordnance Department. 

King, Agnes, wife of George, d. Dec. 23, 1831, a. 24. Also Ann King his sister 
d. Mar. 14, 1832, a. 32. 

Knight, Charlotte A. N., wife of Solomon S. and youngest dau. of Jasper Sty- 
mest Sq^, d. Jan. 20, 1828, a. 28. 



228 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Knight, Mary, wife of Benjamin T. and eldest dau. of Thomas and Charlotte 
Miles, d. Jan. ii, 1841, a. 21. 

Knutton, John Esq''., b. in Barmsley, Yorkshire, England, and many years a mer- 
chant in this city; d. July 28, 1827, a. 85. Margaret his wife, a native of Paisley, 
Scotland, d. Aus:. 23, 1829, a. 72. At her m. in 1802, she was the widow of David 
Blair who d. 1798. 

Lawrence, Bethsheba, wife of Richard, d. July 24, 1808, a. 38. 

Lawrence, Mary, wife of Alexander, d. Mar. 29, 1832, a. 42. 

Lawton, Sarah, wife of James, d. Dec. 28, 1836, a. 25. 

Leggett, David Dennison, d. Oct. 6, 1831, a. 32. 

Lovett, Capt. Daniel, d. Feb. 16, 1833, a. 80. Sally his wife d. Dec. 6, 1801, 
also Capt. Daniel, eldest son of Daniel and Sally, d. in the Island of Antigua, May 
15, 1820, a. 30. 

Lorain, William, b. Lockerly, Scotland, d. Jan. 3, 1804, a. ^^Z- Resided in Port- 
land. Had a lime kiln near St. Luk's Church. 

LeMaistre, John, son of Philip and Rachel, d. Oct. 21, 1830, a. 10. 

Ludlow, Frances, dau. of Thomas Duncan Esqr., and widow of Hon. George D. 
Ludlow, late Chief Justice of this Province; d. in this city Oct. 16, 1825, a. 87. 
Was living at time of her death with her son-in-law, Hon. John Robinson, Mayor 
of St. John. 

Lymburn, William, of Paisley, Scotland, d. Mar. 10, 1827, a. 27. 

( To be Continued.) 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 229 

SCRAPS FROM RECORDS OF OLD POWNALBOROUGH. 



BY W. L. LOWELL, JAMAICA PLAINS. 



TiNKHAM, Joseph son of Joseph and Agnes, his wife, mar. Mary d. of Elkanah 
Waterman, Jan. 26, 1777. 

CHILDREN. 

Betsey, b. April 2d, 1779. 
Sukey, b. Jan. 14, 1781. 
Joseph, b. Jan. 12, 1783. 
Peres, b. May 16, 1784. 
Marcy, b. May 27, 1785. 
Mary, b. June 28, 1787. 
Waterman, b. July 7, 1790. 
Abiel Wood, b. March i^^, 1793. 

Hilton, Wm. and Hepsebah. 

CHILDREN. 

Ebenezer, b. October 25, 1753. 
John, b. May 11, 1756. 
William, b. Aug. 5, 1759- 
Joseph, b. Sept. 20, 1763. 
Samuel, b. Sept. 19, 1764. 
Anna, b. Dec. 23, 1767. 

Nason, Abraham and Anna. 

CHILDREN. 

Patience, b. Nov. 16, 1768. 
Lydia, b. Oct. 27, 1775. 
Abraham, b. Sep. i, 1777. 
Abigail, b. Oct. 25, 1779. 

Baker, William Clevelandand wife Mary. 

CHILDREN. 

Polly, b. Boston, Feb. 27, 1784. 
William, b. Bath, Me., Mch. 16, 1786. 
James, b. Wiscasset, April 14, 1788. 
Cleveland, b. Wiscasset, May 30, 1792. 



230 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recoraer, 

Adams, Samuel and wife Margaretta. 

CHILDREN. 

Isaac Austin, b. July 25, 1778. 
Charles Adams, b. Dec. 29, 1799. 
Edwin, b. Aug. 22, 180 1. 
Emeline Jane, b. Apl. 21, 1803. 
Bridge, Edmund and Phebe his wife. 

CHILDREN. 

James, b. at Pownalborough, Sep. 23, 1765. 

Martha, b. Apl. 23, 1768. 

Phebe, b. March 6, 177 1. 

Edmund, b. March 26, 1773. 

Nathan, b. Sep. 23, 1776. 

Samuel, b. Nov. 14, 1778. 

Bridge, John and Rachel. 

' -' CHILDREN. 

Hannah, born at Pownalboro, Sep. 23, 1787. 
Fanny, b. Aug. 23, 1789. 
Rachel, b. June 28, 1793. 
Boyd, Capt. William and wife Margret. 

CHILDREN. 

Jane, b. Friday, Feb. 7, 1800. 
Susan, b. April 21, 1806. 
Samuel Adams, b. May 8, 1808. 
Sara Fletcher, b. March i, 18 10. 
Taylor, Joseph and Elizabeth. 

CHILDREN. 

Hannah, b. Apl. 7th, 1748. 
Alexander, b. 2 2d, Feb. 1750. 
Joseph, b. Sep. 7th, 175 1. 
Mary, b. May 18, 1753. 
Susanna, b. Aug. 24, 1755. 
Alexander, b. Aug. 29, 1758. 
Nathaniel, b. Dec. 4, 1759. 
William, b. Dec. 31, 1762. 
Robert, b. Apl. 11, 1765. 
John, b. Aug. 15, 1767. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 231 

Goodwin, Saml. and Anna, of Pownalboro. 

CHILDREN. 

Lydia, b. March 5, 1763. 
Anna, b. June 3, 1765. 
Samuel Lyons, b. Nov. 3, 1766, 

HouDLETT, Charles and Susanna of Dresden or Pownalboro. 

CHILDREN. 

Jane, b. in Germany, May 30, 1750. 
Catherine, b. in Germany, June 10, 1751. 
Mary, b. in Boston, Aug. 8, 1755. 
Dorothy, b. Sept. 10, 1757. 

Danforth, Joshua and Susanna. 

CHILDREN. 

Alexander M., b. Mch. 19, 1802. 
Ann Brown, b. Mch. 29, 1803. 
Thomas Lisle, b. Feb. 10, 1804. 
Joseph Currier, b. Jan. 25, 1806. 
James, b. Jan. 24, 1809. 

Danforth, Alexander and Margaretta. 

CHILDREN. 

Clarissa C, b. Oct. 29, 1803. 
Mary Cunningham, b. Feb. 4, 1805. 
Emmeline C, b. Sep. 11, 1806. 



232 Mame Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

OBITUARIES. 



FROM ALDEN S COLLFXTION. 



Ross, Alexander Esq., born at Stroma, in Scotland, Oct. 19, 171 7, 
and d. at Falmouth in New England in 1768. 

Ross, Elizabeth, wife of Alexander, born in South Ronaldshay, 
one of the Orkney Islands, Jan. i, 1721, and d. at Gorham, near 
Portland, Me., Mar. i, 1798. 

The above Alexander and Elizabeth Ross had a dau. Elizabeth who m. 
Hon. William Tyng of Gorham. 

Moody, Rev. Joseph, d. in York, Mar. 20, 1753, aged 53. 

He was pastor of the second church in York, and was son of Rev. Samuel 
Moody the second pastor of the first church in York. 

Langton, Rev. Samuel, died in York, Me., Dec. 19, 1794, aged 71. 

He was a native of Farmington, Conn., and graduated at Yale Col., 1744. 

He was third pastor of the second church in York, ordained July 2, 

1755- 

Tyng, Edward Esq^, died in Boston, Sept. 8, 1755, aged 72. 
His son William of Gorham, Me., m. Elizabeth Ross. 

FoxcROFT, Rev. Samuel, died suddenly in New Gloucester, Mar. 
2, 1807, aged 72. 

He was a son of Rev. Thomas Foxcroft of Boston, and graduated at Har- 
vard in 1754, was ordained the first pastor of the church at New 
Gloucester in 1765, and held that ofiice twenty-eight years. The Rev. 
Elisha Moseley succeeded him in the ministry at New Gloucester. 

Fox, Hon. Jabez, died in Falmouth, April 7, 1755, aged 50. 

He was the son of Rev. John Fox of Woburn ; his first wife was from 
Boston ; his second wife Ann, was the widow of Phineas Jones ; she d. 
June 9, 1758, aged 43. Mr. Fox fixed his abode at Falmouth, Me., 
where he spent his days usefully, and was for a number of years a 
member of the executive council of Massachusetts. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 233 

Chipman, John Esq^, b. Oct. 23, 1722 and d. in Falmouth July i, 
1 768. 

He was a barrister at law and d. of apoplexy with which he was suddenly 
seized in the court house in Falmouth while arguing a cause before 
the superior court of judicature then sitting. 

Sewall, Mary, wife of David Sewall, d. in York, Me., May 28, 
1788, aged 50. 

She was the dau. of Hon. William Parker. David Sewall Esqr., her husband 
was one of the judges of the supreme judicial court of Massachusetts. 

Pepperell, Hon. William, died Feb. 15, 1733, in the 87th year of 
his age. 

Here lie (in Kittery) the remains with a great part of his family. He was 
the father of the late Sir. Wm. Pepperell, who at the head of the 
American provincials, acquired the most distinguished fame at the 
capture of Louisbourg, in 1745. This sketch was taken from the once 
elegant monument, erected over the family tomb, in the orchard at 
Kittery point, which belonged to Sir. William. 

Stevens, Rev. Benjamin, died in Kittery, May 18, 1 791, in the 
71st year of his age. 

He was pastor of the first church in Kittery, and died in 41st year of his 
ministry. His only child, a dau., m. the Rev. Dr. Buckminster. Her 
children were Rev. Joseph Stevens Buckmmster of Boston, and two 
daughters. 

Chapman, Rev. Benjamin, died in Edgecomb, July 13, 1804, aged 

46. 

He was in the ministry 18 years, was formerly pastor of a church in Granby, 
Hampshire county. His wife was Caroline Matilda, dau. of Caleb 
Fuller Esq. of Hanover, N. H. 

Wadsworth, Lieut. Henry, died in Portland, Sept. 4, 1804, in 
the 20th year of his age. 

He was son of Peleg Wadsworth Esq., and was engaged in the U. S. Navy 
when he fell before the walls of Tripoli on the evening of day above 
mentioned, by the explosion of a fireship, which he with others gallant- 
ly conducted against the enemy. 



234 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

My country calls ! This world adieu ! 
I have one life, this life I give for you. 

Capt. Richard Somers, Lieut. Henry Wadsworth, Lieut. Joseph Israel, 
and ten brave seamen, volunteers, were the devoted band. 
"Determined rather to suffer death, and the destruction of the enemy, than 
captivity, and torturing slavery." 

Comodore Preble's Letter. 
''An honour to his country, and an example to all excellent youth." 

Resolve of Congress. 

McKeen, Joseph, died in Brunswick, July 15, 1807, aged 50. 

He was a native of Londonderry, N. H., and was of Scottish descent. He 
was a son of Dea. John McKeen and grandson of James McKeen Esq. 
both of whom formed a part of the emigration to this country from 
the north of Ireland, which began a settlement in that township in the 
year 17 19. His ancestors came from Scotland to the province of 
Ulster in the reign of James I. He was chosen in 1801 the first 
president of Bowdoin College. 

Orono, Indian Chief, died at Oldtown, Feb. 5, 1801, at the age 
of 113. 

He was chief of the Penobscot tribe of Indians, and was greatly endeared 
to his people, and spent his life in cultivating the principles of peace 
among them. During the Revolutionary war, he formed a treaty with 
our government, which he faithfully kept, while some of the more 
southern tribes became a scourge to our frontier settlements, Orono 
was unquestionably of white origin. It is conjectured that he was a 
native of York, in the district of Maine ; that his family name was Don- 
nell; that in 1692, when that place was, in a great measure, destroyed 
by savages, he was carried into captivity, and that his relatives, who 
escaped with their lives, not knowing what became of him, supposed 
him to have been killed. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 235 



NOTES, QUERIES, ETC. 



The Lincoln County Probate Records, 
now being compiled by Wrn. D. Patten of Wis- 
casset and published by the Maine Genealogical 
Society, are printed in parts of i6 pages each, 
and issued monthly at 25 cents, or five parts 
for $j.oo. These records begin in 1760 when 
Lincoln County was set off from York and in- 
corporated. 

Parts I and 2 have been delivered and when 
20 have been printed, a title and index of 
names will be furnished so they may be bound 
in book form for the better preservation and 
reference. Those wishing to subscribe may 
address Millard F. Hicks, 

Portland, Me. 

Cobb, Andrew, son of Chipman and Eliza- 
beth, b. at Falmouth, Me., Mar. 27, 1734, m. 

. The. had Andrew, b. Feb. 7, 1764, d. 

July 22, 1822, m. Betsey Irish 1782, who were 
mother and grandmother of Andrew, b. Feb. 
1764, probably in Gorham, Me.? 

Genl. a. W. Greely, 1944 G. St., N. W. 

Washington, D. C. 

Union Library: — The proprietors of the 
Union library are hereby notified that a meet- 
ing will be held at Concert Hall on the first 
day of June at 6 o'clock P. M., for the sale of 
said library &c., agreeable to a vote of the 
Society. N. Pratt, librarian. 

Sale of books to commence at 8 o'clock. 

Those holding books belonging to said library 
are requested to return them on or before the 
first of June. Portland, May 13, 1803. 

Jenks Gazett, May 30, 1803. 

Merrill, Moses and Elizabeth Littlejohn, 
both of Portland (Islands) published in the 
town of Portland, according to law, June 10, 
1824. Town Clerk's Certificate. 



Irish, James, b. about 1700, m. about 1723, 
Elizabeth . This was probably a Massa- 
chusetts family who moved to Falmou;h in 1729: 
children. 

1. John. b. Apr. 13, 1729. 

2. Mary, b. Sept. 13, 1725, m. Gamaliel Pote, 
Aug. 1743, both of Gorham, Me. 

3. Joseph, b. Apr. 12, 1728, m. Hannah 
Dow, Mar. 10, 1753. 

4. Elizabeth, b. at Falmouth, Apr. 19, 1730. 

5. Thomas, b. at F. Feb. 27, 1732, d. y. g. 

6. James, b. at F. Jan. 21, 1736, m. Deliver- 
ence Skillings, 1756, both of Gorham. 

7. Thomas, b. at F. Jan. 29, 1737, m. Mary 
Graffam Phinney, July 6, 1759, both of Gorham. 

Which of these sons was the father of Betsey 
Irish who m. Andrew Cobb, in 1782, according 
to records in Andrew's Bible .'' 

Genl. A. W. Greely, 1944 G. St., N. W. 

Washington, D. C 

Haskell, Thomas, children of Hannah, b. 
1720, m. Zerubabel Hunnewell, d. 1753. 

Mary, b. about 1722, m. Joseph Quimby 1740, 
died Apr. 12, 181 5, had dau, Eunice who m. 
Col. Wm. Cobb. 

Solomon, b. in Gloucester 1724, d. May 22, 
1816. 

Benjamin, b. in Gloucester 1725, d. Oct. 14 
1785. 

William, b. June 25, 1728. 

Rachel, b. July 12, 1730, m. Wm. Bolton, 
March 7, 1757, d. Nov. 1812. 

Sarah, b. in Falmouth Nov. 27, 1732, m. 
Samuel Gookin, 1754, d. 1804. 

John, b. in Falmouth Aug. 25, 1735, m. 
Abagail , and lived in Gorham. 

Anna, b. in Falmouth Apr. 22, 1737, m. Peter. 
Babb, Jan. 24, 1760. 

Eunice, m. John Quimby. 

Isaac Cobb's Papers. 



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Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



Angel Gabriel: I have been told that Mr. 
Waters of Salem, Mass., has in his possession 
four chairs which came from the ship "Angel 
Gabriel" wrecked off Pemaquid, Me., in 1635. 
The captain of this ship was Robert Andrews, 
who settled in Ipswich, Mass. in 1636. 

S. M. W. 

Ross or Russ. Information is desired of the 
early families by the name of Ross or Russ, in 
Maine. Harriet B. R. Wilmerding, 

55 West Tenth St. 

New York, N. Y. 

Webber, E. P.. Custom House, Baltimore, 
Md. Would like to exchange information on 
the Webber family. 

BowDoiN College Library, 

Brunswick, Me., Oct. 17, 1893. 

Information respecting any of the following- 
early graduates of the Medical School of Maine 
will be gratefully received by the Librarian of 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. 

1822. Samuel Austin of New Haven, Conn. 
Green B. Bowles of Bedford, Co., Va., 
Asa Quimby of Albion, Me. 

1823. John P. Haynes of Bedford Co., Va. 
Eben West of Tolland, Conn. 

1825. Martin M. H. Markoe of St, Croix, W. I. 

1826. John Adams of Bloomfield. 
Benjamin Ayer of Alna. 
Francis Shurtleff of Litchfield. 

1828. Seth W. Eells of Belfast. 

Henry Gillmore of Stafford, Conn. 
Sullivan Holman of Cornville, Me. 
Oliver B. Howe of Bethel, Me. 

1829. Jacob Blaisdell of Fort Covington, 
N. Y. 

Thomas Gore of Poland, Me. 

William G. Hannaford of Enfield, N. H. 

William Harper of Westbrook, Me. 



John Plant of Benson, Vt. 
1830. Octave C. Fortier of Quebec. 

George W. Goodwin of South Berwick, 
Me. 

From Eastern Herald (Falmouth) 1793. 
married. 

Wood — Hodge. At Wiscasset, by Rev. Mr. 
Bradford, Abiel Wood jr. merchant, and 
Hannah, dau. of Capt. Robert Hodge late of 
Newcastle. 

Moody — Little. In Wiscasset, Nathaniel 
Moody and Jane Little. 

Smith — Clark. At Hallowell, Rolling 
Smith, merchant, and Nancy, dau. of Isaac 
Clark of that town. 

Truant — Lombard. At Bath, by Hon. 
Dummer Sewell, David Truant jr. and Sally 
Lombard, both of that town. 

Davidson — Lithgow. On Monday Dec. 
2d, James Davidson Esq^. of Bath, and Polly, 
dau. of Hon. William Lithgow of Georgetown. 

Seavey — Smith. At Wiscasset, Samuel 
Seavey and Hannah, dau. of M. Sinith Esqr. 
of that place. 

Jones — Sargeant. At No. 4 Union River 
Theodore Jones and Catharine, dau. of Hon. 
Paul Dudley Sargeant of Frenchman's Bay, 
town of Sullivan, in the county of Hancock. 

Paine — Kinsman. At Parsonsfield, Wm. 
Paine and Hannah, dau. of Jonathan Kinsman 
Esqr. of that town. 

Hills. I lost my life in the raging seas, 

A sovereign God does as he please 

The Kittery friends did appear, 
And my remains they buried here. 
Margaret Hills. 
1803. 

B. Thurston. 



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